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Is your own or someone else’s gambling or gaming stopping you from getting where you want to be? There are many options for getting help. Find one that suits you:
Sometimes all someone experiencing gambling harm needs are self-help tools and gambling information to help them take some steps.
Thinking straight can help tackle gambling. By understanding thoughts when the gambling urge strikes, and how to change these thoughts, people can take a considered approach to stopping the urge. Read more about thinking straight.
It can be helpful to decide whether someone experiencing gambling harm wants to completely stop gambling or just cut down. Read more about strategies for deciding to stop or cut down.
Self-exclusion (or self-banning) is a voluntary process where a person experiencing gambling harm excludes themselves from areas of specific gambling venues, or online providers. Read more about self-exclusion.
Ask for support
Sometimes people just can’t do it by themselves. This is why it’s important to find someone who can help change a gambler’s thinking about gambling. This support is for family and friends affected by gambling too.
Gambling Help Online is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website enables people to talk to a counsellor using chat or email, find information, get tips and tools for dealing with gambling, or join a forum to talk with other people dealing with gambling.
Phone the Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858
Call for crisis management, counselling, advice, information or a referral to face-to-face counselling. Calls from landlines are free. Calls from mobile phones may be charged.
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Note: An anonymous login is required for online chat or email. Helpline calls from landlines are free. Calls from mobile phones may be charged.
1800 858 858
New South Wales
1300 651 728
Multicultural Problem Gambling Service: 1800 856 800
Warruwi Gambling Help and Aboriginal counsellors: 1800 752 948
Youth Support: (02) 9835 8040
(08) 8946 4800
1300 364 277
(08) 8232 3333 or 1800 002 424
1800 243 232
1800 244 323
(08) 9325 6644
(08) 9721 5177 (Bunbury)
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