If you, or someone you know, is suffering because of gambling, GAMBLINGAWARE is here to help. They have clinics in Central Sydney, Blue Mountains and Western Sydney, and South Western Sydney. They offer face-to-face, online, and over-the-phone therapy for difficulties related to gambling, and provide support for close friends and relatives of problem gamblers.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all GAMBLEAWARE clinics have moved to primarily offer our service through telehealth appointments. They have conducted survey work since the beginning of the outbreak, and find that most clients are equally satisfied with our telehealth offerings as they were with our previous face-to-face treatment. They do have a limited number of face-to-face appointments available for those who may have difficulty accessing telehealth appointments. Where video sessions are not suitable phone may be available in some circumstances.
Should you have any concerns about these options please feel free to call their intake officer on 18OO 482 482 to discuss.
About GAMBLEAWARE clinics
All GAMBLEAWARE clinics offer free and confidential service for gamblers and their family members. Call on 1800 482 482 to book in. Their clinics are in discreet and easily accessible locations, and they now offer online and phone sessions for those who require it.
Level 2, 94 Mallett Street
Camperdown NSW 2050
Suite 4, Level 4, 20-22
Parramatta NSW 2150
Suite 12, 186 Queen Street
Sky Gardens Plaza, Campbelltown 2060
Their treatment approach:
- We start by exploring the impact gambling has had on your life and work with you to develop your treatment goals.
- We go on to explore your personal beliefs about gambling, which is an interesting and engaging process.
- We address any other problems you might be experiencing such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues, and can refer you to, or liaise with other services where necessary.
They have a terrific team of qualified psychologists who have chosen to work in the field of problem gambling. Over the past 20 years wthey’ve helped more than 5000 people from all walks of life, with varying degrees of gambling difficulties, get their lives back on track. They follow the progress of our clients for up to two years after they finish treatment, so they know their program is effective.
More information and resources: https://www.gambleaware.nsw.gov.au/