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Gamblers Support Services and Education Programs

Anglicare Tasmania provides free Gamblers Support Services and manages a range of Community Education Programs.

Our services provide support not just to those who are experiencing problem behaviours, but also for those directly impacted, such as friends and families.

Anglicare Tasmania also runs a range of community education programs and initiatives to bring more awareness of the issue and its impacts.  Our goal is to encourage more open discussion and reduce the stigma associated with gambling harm.

 

Call us on 1800 243 232

Our Gambling Support Services

Gamblers Help Service

This service is a free and confidential service for people affected by gambling.  Our counsellors can provide you with professional counselling, support groups, financial counselling and arrange a self-exclusion order on your behalf.

SMART Recovery Groups

A group program offering a supportive environment for people achieve their goals to change problem behaviours.

Support for Families and Friends

Contact us for support in supporting your loved one with their gambling behaviours.  We can provide you with information, connect you with a support group and other services that can assist you.

 

Gambling Community Education Programs

Gambling Community Education Programs

Get into the Game

A program aiming to keep gambling out of local sport through local sporting club membership and commitment to say no to gambling sponsorship and promotions.

Beat the Bet

A program encouraging the community to Beat the Bet by taking the 100 Day Challenge and using the Reset App to help you become more aware of your gambling.

Gamble Aware Month

In September 2023 we held Gamble Aware Month.  We encouraged everyone to talk openly about gambling and the related harms to the Tasmanian community.

By sharing information and talking opening about this issue you can help to reduce the stigma around gambling harm and seeking support.

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Funding

Gamblers Help is funded by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet for more information.

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