Gambling Help Online is a national website providing comprehensive information and online support services for problem gamblers and their families and friends. It also provides an anonymous self-assessment questionnaire which will help you assess if your playing behaviour is putting you and your family at risk. Visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au or call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858.
Lotterywest also works in partnership with Centrecare in Western Australia to provide local support services for Gambling Help WA. Centrecare’s Gambling Help WA is a free service for people affected by problem gambling, their partners and families. It offers a supportive environment to talk about the impact that gambling has on their lives as well as the opportunity to learn new ways to manage their behaviour.
Regular counselling sessions are offered to individuals, their partners or family members to discuss concerns about their gambling behaviour.
People wishing to gain skills and confidence to control gambling behaviour in a supportive group environment may access this program. The group program is run over 10 weeks and provides participants with the opportunity for personal development, insight and learning through structured exercises.
Centrecare aims to provide a respectful and culturally sensitive service and interpreters are available on request.
Talking to someone is easier than you think. To make an appointment in the Perth metropolitan area, phone 08 9325 6644 and ask to speak to the Client Liaison Officer.
In the Southwest please call the Bunbury office on 08 9721 5177, in Kalgoorlie please call their office number of 9080 0333 or if you are in Esperance please call 9083 2600.
For 24 hour telephone support, please contact the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. This is a free call and will not be listed on your telephone account. Day and evening appointments are available.