Edition #17: October 2019

Paul Fung, photo: Paul Jeffers
Paul Fung, photo: Paul Jeffers
Paul Fung, photo: Paul Jeffers

Sharing stories on the path to recovery

Paul Fung lost his education, career and close family relationships to gambling, but hitting rock bottom finally encouraged him to seek help and turn his life around.

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Welcome to the 17th edition of Inside gambling

We’re in this together

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Photo of three women and one man seated on a stage, talking. Behind them a projected screen says: ‘I thought it was just me’: fighting stigma with the talking cure, Panel discussion, Monday 7 October 2019.
Photo of three women and one man seated on a stage, talking. Behind them a projected screen says: ‘I thought it was just me’: fighting stigma with the talking cure, Panel discussion, Monday 7 October 2019.

On stigma and how we can tackle it

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.

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Photo of boy holding an iPad and looking excitedly at it, two other boys looking excitedly on.

Young people and gambling: what’s the state of play?

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.

Photo of a large group of young Karen people standing in a wide row on a large expanse of sand, smiling and waving at the camera, some posing and jumping, a middle-aged woman standing and on the end at the right, also smiling and waving, hills and blue sky behind.
Photo of a large group of young Karen people standing in a wide row on a large expanse of sand, smiling and waving at the camera, some posing and jumping, a middle-aged woman standing and on the end at the right, also smiling and waving, hills and blue sky behind.

New projects to prevent gambling harm across the state

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.