Reach out

Is gambling harming you or the people you love? Here are some ways you can reach out for help.

24/7 Crisis support

In a crisis, Wesley Mission’s team at Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland are available around the clock as part of the Lifeline Network and are ready to listen.

Call 13 11 14

Text 0477131114

Or crisis chat online.

Counselling and support 24/7

Call 1800 858 858

Receive support 24/7 for gambling. You can remain anonymous if you need to, and a trained phone counsellor will be there to listen.

They also provide support to friends and family members and can refer you to a Gambling Counsellor like our team at Wesley Mission.

Or chat online.

For helpful information including ways to ban yourself from gambling visit the GambleAware website.

Harmful gambling can be difficult to recognise so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. You or someone you know may need support if you:

  • gamble beyond what you can reasonably afford or want to spend
  • find it difficult to stop gambling
  • borrow or steal money so you can gamble
  • are piling up on debt or you’re unable to pay for basic essentials
  • think about gambling regularly throughout the day
  • experience relationship issues or troubles at work because of gambling
  • keep secrets or lie about gambling debts
  • feel like you’ve lost control of your life because of gambling.

If you or someone you know is affected by gambling, reaching out for help is the first courageous step and we’re here to support you.

Gambling harm can cause immense hardship for individuals and their families. A Gambling Counsellor can support you on your journey and to achieve your goals.
Gambling counsellors can support:
• Individuals directly experiencing gambling related harm
• Family and friends affected by gambling related harm
• People experiencing financial difficulties as a result of gambling

If you’ve had a gutful of gambling you can make a difference by speaking out.

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