MHFA Conversations About Gambling

Face to Face 1/2 day workshop 

Course Description

Gambling is a normal activity to most people. It can be a bit of fun with a group of friends, a day at the races or a night out at the casino. In fact, 70% of Australians have gambled in the last 12 months. However, it can have a wide range of very divesting effects on a player’s life and those around them. Per Capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other country in the World!

It can be hard to know if someone is struggling with gambling. Your loved one may have done everything possible to hide it from you. No-one wants to jump to conclusions, especially about something as serious as issues with gambling. It can be difficult having someone close to you who is experiencing Gambling Harm.

This course is aimed at any adult who would like to know more about how to support a person experiencing, or is at risk of, Gambling Harm. 

This is an educational course - it is NOT a therapy or support group.

This course will enable participants to:

~ Recognise the signs that a person may be experiencing Gambling Harm

~ Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan

~ Seek appropriate professional help

~ Manage your own self-care when helping someone experiencing gambling harm.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Please note: This course is NOT a therapy or a support group. 

This is not an accredited course but participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The course can only be delivered in a Face to Face format.

Elligibility Criteria

Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered across the whole Country to any adult over the age of 18 who resides in Australia.