Gambling Help Family Counselling
What is Gambling Help Family Counselling?
The Gambling Help Family Counselling program offers free face-to-face, telephone and online counselling (via email) and support to people affected directly by problem gambling and their partners, family and friends in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
The Gambling Help Family Counselling is a Gambling Help Counselling Service located in the inner west of Sydney. Gambling Help Family Counselling offers a uniquely integrated gambling counselling and support program which includes:
- Gambling Help counselling for people affected by problem gambling, whether it be their own or someone else’s
- An after-hours gambling counselling service
- Chinese bilingual gambling counselling service
- Financial counselling for those affected by problem gambling, whether it be their own or someone else’s
- An invitation to attend Holyoake family dependency group programs
- Appropriate referrals to other services as required
Gambling Help counsellors in the Gambling Help Family Counselling program are qualified and experienced professionals who meet the requirements of the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund problem gambling counselling standards of competency.
Who does Gambling Help Family Counselling support?
Gambling Help Family Counselling provides confidential counselling and other support to people with a gambling problem.
Gambling Help Family Counselling recognises that the effects of a problem gambling addiction don’t end with the problem gambler. The Productivity Commission into Gambling in 2010 acknowledged that for each problem gambler seven other people were likely to be affected. Gambling Help counsellors in the Gambling Help Family Counselling program assist the partners, family members and friends of people with a gambling problem to explore their options and decide what will work best for them.
The Gambling Help counsellors at Gambling Help Family Counselling are also available to provide Information Sessions to community organisations on safe gambling and/or understanding problem gambling. In addition Gambling Help Family Counselling is available to provide outreach gambling help counselling in the community.
Contact Gambling Help Family Counselling
Contact our service to talk to a Gambling Help Counsellor. CatholicCare Gambling Help Family Counselling operates during normal business hours, with after-hours counselling and our Chinese bilinguals service available by appointment only.
2C West Street (Cnr Thomas Street) Lewisham 2049
Phone: (02) 9509 1148
Financial Counselling operates during normal business hours and is available by appointment only.
Phone: (02) 9509 1156
Need further support?
For self-help information and support for both gamblers and their families, please call Gambling Help 24/7 on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au.
For immediate online counselling please visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.
For the latest apps and info visit www.facebook.com/gamblinghangover.
*Funding for GIFT has been provided by the NSW Government through the Responsible Gambling Fund.
*Funding for financial counselling has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).