Gambling can impact people from all walks of life, and at some point a person you know may show signs of being impacted by their gambling. Employers and work colleagues can often notice that something is not right during the early stages, and by approaching the situation thoughtfully can help the person being impacted. Sometimes … Continue reading Five signs a work colleague may have issues with gambling
Problems in everyday life are normal and it’s OK to feel anxious when faced with a challenging problem. Having easy strategies can help you work through most problems in a systematic way to avoid feeling overwhelmed. These seven simple steps can help you make sense of what is going on and to reach a solution. … Continue reading Seven easy steps to help beat problems
With the holidays just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to relaxing and taking time off. However, Christmas can be a difficult time for many as it can be expensive and often daunting with many expectations including buying presents, attending social events and meeting family obligations. If you are struggling with … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Christmas
One of the most important things you can do when you’re close to someone who is struggling with gambling is empower the person you care about to reach out for help. However, what many people forget is that in order for someone to be able to ask for help, they need to first realise … Continue reading Ways for family and friends to support gamblers
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is taking place this week, running from 23-29 October in NSW. Held during the break between the footy grand finals and Melbourne Cup, RGAW aims to get people to take a moment and think about their gambling. What do we mean by this? Say you’ve gone to the races with … Continue reading Whatever your limits are, it is a great time to think about them.
People with gambling problems don’t need to hit rock bottom to begin to get help. Hitting rock bottom can be different for different people - for some it’s losing a significant amount of money or a close relationship, for others it can be losing everything. When someone has hit rock bottom the road to recovery … Continue reading The Harms of Hitting Rock Bottom
Recognising and dealing with gambling urges can be a really powerful part of recovery. People describe gambling urges in different ways: compulsions an adrenaline rush excitement cravings It is possible to manage your urges even if they feel overwhelming and difficult to resist. Sometimes people try to ’white knuckle’ urges by trying not to give into … Continue reading What is a gambling urge and why does it matter?