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Gambling support

We provide support and resources for families, friends and counsellors
The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic offers specialist treatment for gamblers. We also provide specialist support for families of people with gambling problems, and for couples experiencing relationship difficulties as a result of problem gambling.

Resources around gambling and related issues are available to you here. Many people find it useful to have as much information on these topics as possible while they are awaiting an appointment, but we would always encourage you to get in contact with one of our trained professionals who can best help with any problems you may be experiencing. You can make an appointment or find out more by calling 1800 482 482.

Resources

Gambling services in other locations

If you cannot get to one of our clinics, you can search for another problem gambling service located near you using the Gambling Help website.

Specialist Problem Gambling Services

There are a number of specialist gambling services available which may be more suited to your individual needs, or can compliment the services that we provide. These services include legal help, financial counselling, aboriginal gambling counselling and counselling in different languages.

Alcohol & drug helpline:

www.aodservices.net.au

Depression / Beyondblue:

1300 22 46 36 The national depression initiative – www.beyondblue.org.au

Domestic violence line:

1800 656 463  

www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents_carers_and_families.html

Relationship counselling:

1300 364 277 www.relationships.com.au

Suicide helpline:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au

The University of Sydney student counselling service:

www.sydney.edu.au/stuserv/counselling

Financial counsellors association of NSW:

http://www.fcan.com.au/

Aboriginal health & medical research council of nsw:

Please view the booklet: “Gambling issues and responses for NSW Aboriginal communities”

Schizophrenia fellowship of nsw inc:

1800 985 944  www.sfnsw.org.au

Help for family and friends

If someone in your immediate family is struggling with problem gambling, chances are you are struggling with the effects too. The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic provides counselling for family members. We have two main goals. 

  • To help you look after yourself in the face of your loved ones gambling difficulties and
  • To instruct you how to most effectively support your loved one through their gambling difficulties

You’ll be seen by a specialist psychologist who will draw on the latest evidence-based-research to guide you through these challenges. There is no need to face these difficulties alone.

Please note that we are not currently providing relationship counselling, however family member's of people with gambling problems are welcome to book in for seperate sessions for support.

A range of self-help resources are available for family members.

Resources for family and friends

Gambling Help NSW's Self Help Guide for Families

Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario's Guide for Families

Joesph W. C. (2001) Counselling Problem Gamblers: A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Famlily Therapy. Academic Press.

Federman, E. J. and Drebing, C. (2000) Don’t Leave it to Chance: Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers. New Harbinger

The Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic recognises the Dharug, Dharawal and Eora people as the Traditional Owners of the places where our clinics stand, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.