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Connect with peers

Group of people sitting together in circleThe online forum provides a safe, anonymous peer-to-peer support community.

It’s for anyone who wants to change their relationship with gambling – and for their friends and family, too.

Talk with people who share your experience

If you’re affected by gambling, you’re welcome on the forum. We want to connect everyone with similar experiences, and get you talking. Make friends and connect with peers, keep track of your recovery efforts, be inspired and motivated, share strategies and help others. It’s a great way to get support.

What you get when you join the forum

The forum is a core part of the national Gambling Help Online service. It supports a non-threatening community; moderated by its users, and it’s designed to support you on your journey.

The forum aims to provide:

  • solidarity and healing through shared experience and connection with peers
  • a non-threatening way to access support if you’re not ready to access more formal help
  • additional support if you’re currently trying to change – including if you’re having formal treatment, and particularly if you’re between sessions.
What forum members say

“I am truly grateful for all the support I have received on this forum from you all, had it not been for this support I don’t think I would have made it this far. Thank you and I’m feeling super positive about life again!”

“This forum has helped me continue the road to recovery in all its facets.”

“Just wanted to say thank you to all the warmth and support I’ve received from this site! I’ve finally made 100 days with no gambling!”

“This forum is great, makes you realise you’re not the only one.”

For free, confidential advice and support, call GambleAware on 1800 858 858 and arrange to talk to a counsellor near you.

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