Helping someone with gambling problems

Gambling is an enjoyable recreational pursuit for many people. However, for some it can lead to significant harms. Mental Health First Aid Australia and Melbourne University used the Delphi expert consensus method to develop guidelines for how a concerned family member, friend or member of the public can recognise the signs of gambling problems and support a person to change their gambling.

These guidelines are now available at: mhfa.com.au/resources/mental-health-first-aid-guidelines

Mental Health First Aid Australia and Turning Point are also conducting an evaluation of the usefulness of these guidelines when downloaded. We would like to get the word out about these guidelines. If you can help us with this, or if you would like more information, please contact: Kathy Bond, Research Officer, MHFA, kathybond@mhfa.com.au

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