Edition #4: Gambling harm

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Film, storytelling and curling up with a good read – it’s all yours this autumn

Save the date, get involved, have a say. Inside gambling gives you the heads up on forthcoming events and activities.

Free film event: Three sides of the coin

Middle-aged man and woman holding hands sitting down at a table. Man holding head in other hand while woman looks at him. You are invited to the launch of Three sides of the coin, a 20-minute documentary about people affected by gambling who have used theatre to create change. A short live scene will be performed before the film.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the performers and a panel including Tony Clarkson from the Responsible Gambling Foundation, Susan Rennie from Victorian Primary Care Partnerships, and Catherine Simmonds, artistic director and facilitator.

Date: 13 April 2016
Time: 3.45 pm – 5.15 pm
Location: Library at the Dock, 107 Vic Harbour Promenade (corner Collins and Bourke streets)
Bookings: javisar@linkhc.org.au or (03) 9564 6137 – or just show up at the event!

Gambling – let's talk about it!

Logo with the text "ReSPIN - Gambling Awareness Speaker's Bureau" and an illustrated graphic shape.ReSPIN Gambling Awareness Speakers Bureau recruits, trains and supports speakers to talk to community groups and organisations about the effects of gambling harm on individuals, families, friends, employers and colleagues.

All speakers have personally experienced gambling harm and use their stories and expertise to encourage understanding and help-seeking. The stories also represent the hope and resilience that is part of the gambling journey.

If you are interested in becoming a ReSPIN speaker or would like to book a speaker, please contact ReSPIN coordinator Kate Sommerville on (03) 9450 2633 or kate.sommerville@bchs.org.au

The next training round for speakers is planned for early May 2016.


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