Gambler’s Help West

Counselling & Financial Counselling

Gambler’s Help West is a free confidential counselling (problem gambling and financial) service for anybody negatively affected by gambling (including family members, friends, employers), available to people who either live or work in the Western Metropolitan of Melbourne. It operates within Brimbank, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham.

The program aims to assist people to take control of their gambling and to support family members who are being negatively impacted by gambling.

How can Gambler’s Help Counsellors help?

They can help you:
· Understand why people gamble
· Improve your relationships
· Understand how and why gambling has become a problem for you or those you care about
· To make decisions
· Solve your problems.

How can Gambler’s Help Financial Counsellors help?

They can help you:
· To manage your own finances and assets
· Improve budgeting skills
· Understand your financial situation and how you can improve that
· Know your legal rights and options available to you.

Gambler’s Help Financial Counsellors cannot:

· Take over your finances or deal directly with your money
· Give investment advice
· Give legal advice
· Give advice on taxation matters

How do I get an appointment?

To make an appointment to see a Gambler’s Help Western Counsellor call 9296 1234.
You are welcome to bring a support person with you.

Can I have an interpreter?

Yes. Ask if you need an interpreter. Interpreters are free.

Other support services

· Gambler’s Helpline (24 Hour service): 1800 858 858
· On-line counselling at: (24 Hour Service)
· Life Line: 131114

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