ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service - 1800 858 858 (24 hours a day)
The ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service provides specialised professional counselling at no charge to members of the local community who may be experiencing problems with gambling and to their family members. The Service provides both telephone and face to face counselling. View more information about the Service.
Financial Counselling is also available 9:30am -4:30pm Monday Friday on 1800 007 007.
Gambling support for young people
Did you know that people aged 18 to 30 are more likely to experience gambling harm than other age groups? And teenagers are five times more likely to experience gambling harm than adults.
Young people tend to start gambling socially with friends or partners, and then continue alone. It can be hard to recognise when gambling is causing someone harm.
To find out more about gambling relating to young people, and getting help visit www.atodds.com.au
Gambling Help Online
Gambling Help Online provides free information and access to qualified gambling counsellors online who can provide support either through live counselling or email. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed anywhere within Australia. People have the option to seek assistance anonymously or to register with the service in order to keep a record of their discussions. Further information is available on the Gambling Help Online website: http://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.
The ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service and Gambling Help Online receive financial support from the ACT Problem Gambling Assistance Fund.