Welcome to GambleAware.
We want to thank you for taking the first step in getting support to address your concerns about gambling in a positive way.
There is no shame in asking for help if you are experiencing problems as a result of gambling. That’s why we offer a free, confidential service – so that you can have an open conversation about what is worrying you and make sure you get the support you deserve.
To get help, all you need to do is call 1800 858 858.
It is the number that can change your life.
When you call, we will arrange for you to speak to a professional GambleAware counsellor in English or Hindi.
An interpreter may be used to help connect you to a counsellor who speaks your language, if required. A few important things to know:
The service is completely free.
- Your conversation is confidential. Everything you talk about will remain private.
- We are here to talk 24/7. You can call 1800 858 858 any time of the day or night.
- There is help in Hindi with counsellors who understand the Indian culture.
- You can get support from GambleAware anywhere in NSW.
- Flexible appointments can be arranged for ongoing support.
How do you know your gambling is causing harm?
For some people, gambling can be a real problem that affects many parts of their lives. If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, gambling may be causing you harm and it could be time to talk to a counsellor.
Not sure if gambling is causing you harm?
What is a counsellor and how can they help?
Counselling is talking medicine. If you had a broken arm you would see a doctor and not wait for it to get better on its own. When gambling is causing you harm, talking about your issues with a GambleAware counsellor can help.
GambleAware counsellors know that it can be hard to talk about gambling, but there is no shame in asking for help. It’s a sign of strength. We all need support, and GambleAware counsellors are professionals who will listen and talk to you about issues in your life to support you to solve them.
They will assist in:
- Understanding your unique pressures and issues.
- Exploring the best way to support you.
- Helping to develop strategies to stop the harm from gambling.
- Linking you with a financial counsellor and other support services.
- Connecting you back with family, friends and community.
Getting counselling will not only help you but will also help your loved ones. Your family members can even have their own confidential counselling sessions with a GambleAware counsellor.
To speak to a counsellor in English or Hindi, call the number that can change your life – 1800 858 858.
Frequently asked questions
Does it cost money to see a counsellor?
Do I have to take time off work?
Will my community find out?
Is seeking help a sign of weakness?
Gambling or having problems with gambling is taboo in Indian culture. Will I be judged?
Will my family be involved in counselling?
Will speaking to a GambleAware counsellor affect my visa or Government support payments?
Gambling is an investment – why can’t I just win my money back?
I am lonely and going to the club is social. How will I connect with others?
If you’d like more information on the signs, financial counselling, legal or financial advice, self-exclusions and the additional support you can get, download the fact sheet below.