Gambling Education and Awareness Project
Tackling problem gambling in our community
In 2019, Community and Cultural Connections received a grant from the Office of Responsible Gambling to provide education and workshops regarding problem gambling in the Inner West area to Portuguese, Nepalese and Vietnamese communities.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about gambling-related harms in our diverse local communities and provide information and support. Problem gambling can be a taboo subject and the project hopes to reduce stigma regarding gambling and create opportunities for community members to discuss these issues openly in a safe environment.
This project seeks to:
- inform gambling choices and responsible gambling behaviour
- raise awareness of problem gambling and gambling-related harm
- equip the community with tools and knowledge to deal with the risk of gambling
- encourage help-seeking for problem gambling in CALD communities
CCCi, in partnership with NSW Health, have held community consultations with the Portuguese, Nepalese and Vietnamese communities.
We have also developed multilingual resource brochures with a list of local services available to seek help. These brochures are available to download here. You can also request hard copies by contacting our office.
If you would like to participate in a group consultation or workshop, or would like more information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Chen on 0470 593 207, or the CCCi office on (02) 8507 2027 or (02) 8507 2028.
Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government.