Keeping gambling under control

25/05/2011

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week News Story
 
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (23-29 May) emphasises the importance of responsible gambling practices at both the personal and community level.

It is a week that encourages us all to think about how much time and money we spend on gambling and to ask ourselves if gambling is becoming a problem for us or someone in our family.

Australians spend around $18 billion a year on gambling. While most people gamble within affordable limits, more than 500,000 Australians suffer significant problems from their gambling - or are at risk of developing problems - including financial distress, relationship issues and family breakdown, as well as physical and mental health problem such as sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and suicide.

CCSS Responsible Gambling Counselling Service

CatholicCare Social Services – Parramatta Diocese (CCSS) Responsible Gambling Counselling Service provides support to individuals, couples and their families in dealing with the issues and problems caused by gambling.

Group sessions for gamblers and members of their families are held on Saturdays, while other groups are run as required.

Go to CCSS Responsible Gambling Counselling Service

 


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