Edition #17: October 2019
Communities gathered across Victoria during Gambling Harm Awareness Week to share local solutions to gambling harm.
To launch Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2019, a panel of experts in mental illness, alcohol consumption and gambling harm discussed the challenges of stigma in their fields and effective ways to break it down.
With public concern about the normalisation of gambling on the rise, two research reports launched during Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2019 offer unique snapshots of what this moment in time is like for young people.
Fourteen local harm prevention projects are about to kick off in regional and metro Victoria, including addressing gambling issues in refugee communities in Bendigo and challenging pokies as the default social activity for older people.