Ex gamblers urged for mentoring

PEOPLE with lived experience of the harm caused by online gambling are being asked to share their personal stories to help others.

Launched by the Gambling Impact Society (GIS), the Lived Experience Project aims to help the community better understand the potential negative impacts of online gambling by hearing from people with first-hand experience.
Recruiting people who have either had their own experiences with online gambling problems or who’ve had family members affected, those chosen will undertake free professional training later this year to become community educators.
The project’s participants will then conduct one-hour community education sessions in partnership with local Gambling Help services aimed at raising awareness, as well as inspiring others who need help to find it.
GIS executive officer Kate Roberts said starting a conversation can help de-stigmatise the subject of problem gambling and encourage people who are suffering in silence to reach out for help.
For more info, call Barbara Bicego 0400 661 637.