The ACT Gambling Support Service is a free and confidential counselling and outreach service for people experiencing harm as a result of their or some else’s gambling. Gambling related financial counselling is also available. The services provided include:
- Professional, confidential counselling for individuals experiencing gambling harm, and affected others, such as family members.
- Counselling can be delivered one-on-one, within families and peer support groups.
- Counselling is available face-to-face, via telephone or videoconference.
- Provides information and strategies to reduce or stop gambling or assist your significant other.
- Peer support is available.
- Able to support you through the counselling and self-exclusion process.
- Financial counselling which aims to stabilise and improve financial situations of people experiencing gambling harm which includes individuals and affected others, such as family members.
- Community engagement to raise community awareness in relation to gambling harm prevention.
The ACT Gambling Support Service is funded by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission through the Gambling Harm Prevention and Mitigation Fund.
Support, information and counselling services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak to a professional immediately, you can:
- Phone the national free call "1800 Gambling Support Number" on 1800 858 858
- Talk online now (Gambling Help Online)
Self-exclusion provides a way for individuals experiencing gambling harm to exclude themselves from gambling at one or more nominated gambling venues in the ACT. These gambling venues include clubs, hotels, taverns, the casino, and TABCORP ACT outlets.
A person can request assistance from a gambling venue (through a Gambling Contact Officer), the ACT’s Gambling Support Service or obtain a self-exclusion Deed and lodge it directly with the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission (the Commission).
To obtain further information you can contact the Commission:
- (02)6207 0359 (Option3)
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