Harm from gambling isn’t just about losing money. Gambling harm can affect your whole wellbeing: your self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health. It can be hard to see the signs that can lead to gambling harm and harder to know where to turn for help.
The Gambling Awareness Project (GAP) works together with six partner organisations to share information about gambling harm and in-language support services for migrant groups in Victoria.
GAP is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm in the community.
What's the issue?
Gender inequality contributes to lower wages and poorer health outcomes for women, as well as driving violence against women and their children. For many women, including migrant and refugee women, other forms of inequality also impact on their experiences and opportunities to be healthy and happy. Women are also discriminated against on the basis of their ability, age, postcode, sexuality, race, visa category and many other reasons. To read more about migrant women's experiences of gender inequality, visit our news page for articles, submissions and updates about the latest findings and research.
How will the project make a difference?
GAP connects immigrant and refugee communities in Victoria to relevant information and services to address gambling-related harm.
Our project has reached over 3,000 women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds across Victoria including Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Afghani, Iraqi, Tamil and Punjabi.
Who do you work with?
Get the facts: Resources for community members and educators
Studying abroad and problem gambling.
Fact sheet for download in English only:
GAP has developed five information brochures to support education sessions and raise awareness about gambling-related issues. Each brochure was specifically tailored in consulatation with the community and includes key messages and referral information.
Other recommended resources
MCWH has a rich collection of in-language resources on a range of different topics around problem gambling. To discuss your needs and request resources, please contact Carmela Pitt, Multilingual Library & Resource Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or free call 1800 656 421. You can also browse our online library.
We also recommend the Gambler’s Help page “Help in other languages” for more English and in-language resources.