Gambling Harm Awareness 2020
Take part in Gambling Harm Awareness 2020 from Monday 26 October until Sunday 29 November 2020, to raise awareness of the harms associated with gambling and the effects it can have on communities, families and individuals.
The theme for this year is ‘Gambling harm can happen anywhere’. We know that 2020 has been anything but normal. For some, the effects of COVID-19 have been welcomed but for others, it has been a challenge. During this uncertain period, some people have turned to gambling as a way to cope.
The DHS Office of Problem Gambling has worked closely with industry stakeholders to develop a variety of resources and events to raise awareness of the effects of gambling. Some of the ways that you can get involved include:
- Podcasts & SA Intensive Gambling Help (SAIGHS) website launch - PsychMed will be conducting a series of podcasts that discuss a wide range of issues such as online gambling, sports betting, the impact of Covid-19, treatment methods and ways to promote resilience and wellbeing.
- Online launch of the film "LEIGH" (Lived Experience in Gambling Harm) – Watch the online launch of LEGIH on 27 November at 7pm which captures the experience of living with gambling harm and the growing issue of mobile and online gambling
- Relationships Australia ‘Step up and Reach out’ Webinars – The series of live-streamed events take a holistic approach to healthy relationships and family wellbeing.
- Relationships Australia ‘The Unspoken Rush’ Webinar - Meet with a group of young people from True North Theatre Company to discuss what gambling means for this generation of consumers.
- Gaming, Gambling – What’s the Difference? Webinar – Learn about how the similarities between gaming and gambling can put children at risk and how this may differ from adults.
If you or someone you know requires assistance, call the free, confidential Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858.
For more information, visit the Problem Gambling SA website.Page last updated : 27 Oct 2020