Edition #12: Talk. Share. Support.

Photo of a young man in a cap hugging a young woman outdoors on a sunny day, two other young men in the background, one holding a football - all are wearing black and red football guernseys.
Photo of a young man in a cap hugging a young woman outdoors on a sunny day, two other young men in the background, one holding a football - all are wearing black and red football guernseys.
Players from the Bendigo Bombers, part of Foundation partner Reclink's community football league, photo: Red Line Studio

Greater than the sum of our parts

Our annual report for 2017–2018 was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Thursday, 20 September 2018. It highlights a year of outcomes achieved mostly through collaboration with others who share our goals.

Individuals and organisations across the state partnered with us throughout the year to deliver gambling harm prevention initiatives and provide support services for all Victorians, including Aboriginal communities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups. We also worked closely with other sectors to ensure people experiencing other issues, such as mental illness, along with gambling harm have access to more holistic support.

It highlights a year of outcomes achieved mostly through collaboration with others who share our goals.

We continued to learn from people with personal experience of gambling harm and to apply their insights to our work. By sharing their stories, these people are at the forefront of stigma reduction and instrumental in encouraging others harmed by gambling to seek support. Their guidance will become a structured part of our work with the establishment this month of a lived experience advisory committee.

The report also recounts a significant year for research, including the launch of our research agenda for 2018–2022. The next five years will see a strong focus on groups at particular risk of gambling harm, including Victoria’s outer-metropolitan, regional and rural communities. Our commitment to addressing gambling harm beyond the city limits was also reinforced this year by a new grants program for prevention initiatives in non-metropolitan Victoria.

Our priorities for the next three years

In August 2018, we launched our strategic priorities for the next three years. Over 2018–2021, our focus will be on:

  • preventing gambling harm through a public health approach
  • working in partnership with those who share our vision to improve community health and wellbeing
  • building a collaborative and respected centre of expertise to deliver our mission for all Victorians.

Cover of publication: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Annual report 2017-2018. Cover of publication: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Our strategic priorities 2018-2021, A Victoria free from gambling-related harm.

View and download our Annual report 2017–2018.

View and download our Strategic priorities 2018–2021.

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