Programs and Activities

The GSP and Gamblers Help support and conduct community programs to address problem gambling issues. The GSP, through the Charitable Organisations Grants Program , funds programs that address health and well-being issues within vulnerable groups in the community. Education and training resources for key groups such as the youth sector are produced.

Gambling and Young People. Information for teachers and school staff - This resource assists teachers and school staff identify and respond to young people where there is a risk of gambling related harm. It comprises three short videos, and online support information. Content includes information about current gambling products young people may be using, statistics about youth gambling, and the potential harms to young people of excessive gambling in the household. Suggestions on how school staff can respond, such as talking with the young person, making referrals and implementing education programs are also included.

Schools may want to invite a community educator from Gamblers Help to present the videos and additional information to staff, or run a program for the students.

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The Gambling Support Program works with school and community organisations to provide information about the risks of gambling, how commercial gambling works, and where help is available for people affected by gambling. We put on film, art and flashmob competitions, and work with local councils, sport clubs and youth events to engage with communities around these issues. More information available on the Know Your Odds website

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What's the Real Deal?
is a teaching and learning resource for high schools. It is comprised of four units of work across several curriculum areas, each with flexible delivery options, class activities and assessment options. Gamblers Help counsellors and community educators are available as guest speakers.

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW)

The GSP liaises with other Australian jurisdictions to schedule RGAW in Tasmania. During RGAW, information stalls, public events, industry training and media advertising to raise awareness about gambling issues in the community occurs. In 2016 RGAW is in the week October 12 - 18.


Programs for Industry Groups

The GSP works with industry groups, providing information and support in the development of harm minimisation initiatives, and staff training such as providing assistance in the development of the Responsible Conduct of Gaming course.


Programs for Health Providers

Health providers may be working daily with community members affected by problem gambling without that problem being disclosed. The GSP develops and distribute materials for health professionals on problem gambling signs, screening tests and specialist referral information.
See information for GPs and health professionals