Gambling can have a wide ripple effect.
It’s estimated that for every person experiencing gambling harm another seven other people are affected, too.
Your behaviour can have serious social, emotional, physical and financial impacts on your family members and friends.
It can lead to feelings of helplessness, embarrassment and shame, depression and anxiety.
There is a real risk that your family and personal relationships will break down.
Children will be affected by these stresses, even if they don’t understand what is going on. This may cause behavioural changes that can impact their friendships and experience at school.
And the financial impacts can be broad. If gambling takes over your life, you may lose your job. You may borrow money from family members that you can’t afford to pay back. You might get behind in your mortgage payments and face the prospect of losing your family home.
Contact Gamblers Help
You are not alone. Anglicare’s Gamblers Help counsellors are professionally trained experts who can guide you every step of the way as you get your gambling under control. Our service is FREE, confidential and without judgement.
Call Gamblers Help on 1800 243 232.
Check our website for more information and to read how Gamblers Help has supported other Tasmanians: www.anglicare-tas.org.au/gambling-support/
The website lists the street addresses of our offices. You don’t need an appointment – simply drop in.