Family and Friends

Here is some information about how to look after yourself, your finances, and your family.It's not just gamblers who need support.  It's those around them.

How you can help someone with a gambling problem

Recovering from problem gambling isn't easy. It takes hard work and a lot of encouragement. Many people with gambling problems are able to turn their lives around because of support from people close to them. Find information to assist you to talk about gambling issues, and find practical ways to help.

Adapted from Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation , with permission.

Information about local services

Gamblers Help Tasmania provides counselling and other support for people affected by someone else's gambling.

Gamblers Help counsellors are located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and other centres.

Services include:

  • Personal and family support
  • Support groups
  • Access to Self Exclusions through the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme. This scheme provides a means for patrons to be excluded from nominated gaming activities and venues.

These services are delivered by Anglicare Tasmania 1800 243 232 and Relationships Australia Tasmania 1300 364 277.

Other help providers are:

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