Relationships Australia taking over the gambling support service

Joy Burch

JOY Burch has gonged Relationships Australia Canberra and Region as the new provider of the ACT Gambling and Support Service.

The ACT Gambling and Support Service provides specialised professional counselling to members of the local community to support people and their families who may be experiencing problems with gambling. It offers confidential 24 hour telephone advice and counselling, as well as face-to-face and online counselling services.

“Following a rigorous public tender process, Relationships Australia Canberra and Region were selected to deliver the service for the next three years,” Joy said.

“Relationships Australia Canberra and Region has partnered with Care Financial Counselling Service to draw on their experience in Canberra and the networks that are essential to providing early intervention and ongoing support for the local community.

“The ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service is a core component in the continuum of care made available to people experiencing problems with gambling in the ACT.”

The service is funded by contributions from all gaming machine licensees, ACTTAB and Casino Canberra. These funds also provide for research, self-help and education within the community to assist alleviate or prevent harm from problem gambling.

ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service number: 1800 858 858 (24 hours a day)

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