Gambling Harm Awareness Week

19-25 October 2020

Gambling Harm


Gambling harm is about more than just losing money. It is any negative consequence, caused by gambling or made worse by gambling.

These negative affects could damage the health or wellbeing of an individual, their family or community. For some people, gambling harm is minimal and they might not even notice it. But for others, it can escalate and have a significant impact.

Gambling Harm Awareness Week provides an opportunity for people to talk openly about what gambling harm is, what can be done to prevent it, and how to support those affected by it.

Know the signs of gambling harm


Know the signs

  1. Spending more time or money gambling than you wanted?
  2. Having less money than you should?
  3. Having regrets or feeling guilty after playing?
  4. Losing focus at work or social events?
  5. Trying to win back your losses?
  6. Spending less time with people you care about?
  7. Hiding how much you play from friends and family?
  8. Playing after the fun stops?

If you found yourself answering yes to any of the questions above, you may be experiencing gambling harm.

You're not alone.

Recognition is the first step towards avoiding gambling harm...

Learn more

Are you playing it down?

If you’re gambling but not having a good time, you could be ignoring the first signs of gambling harm…

Preventing gambling harm starts with recognising it.

Recognising it starts here

The negative effects of gambling could damage the health or wellbeing of an individual, their family or their community. But there are many ways to get help.

Recognition is the first step towards avoiding gambling harm.
Contact the National Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858

Get help

ACT Gambling Support Service

1800 858 858