Gambling Education and Awareness Project
Tackling problem gambling in our community
Community and Cultural Connections Inc is committed to raising awareness of gambling-related harms in our diverse local communities in the Inner West area, to provide information and support help-seeking. Problem gambling can be a taboo subject. This project hopes to reduce stigma regarding gambling and create opportunities for community members to discuss these issues openly in a safe environment.
This project aims 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
- facilitate access to Gambling Help services and provide supporting resources in targeted community languages
The project provides information and referral, as well as community workshops regarding gambling awareness and assistance for help-seekers to multicultural community members. Our community languages are available in Portuguese, Nepali, and Vietnamese.
CCCi has held a number of local community consultations with local Portuguese, Nepalese, Vietnamese, and other emerging communities. This gave local community members a chance to discuss their concerns regarding gambling in locally- and culturally-specific contexts. Findings from these consultations established a clear need for further information and support about gambling for these communities.
CCCi are delivering community gambling awareness workshops in community languages to community groups either online or face-to-face. If you are interested in hosting a workshop with us, please reach out to us.
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 like to request the delivery of a community gambling awareness workshop, or would like more information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Chen on 0470 593 207, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government.