Multicultural Centre For Women's Health

Introduction

Gambling Awareness Project

Gambling Awareness Project

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.

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.

Get the facts: Resources for community members and educators

Fact Sheets

Information about low and moderate risk gambling.
Fact sheet for download in:
Arabic Chinese (simplified) English Vietnamese

What is counselling?
Fact sheet for download in:
Arabic  Chinese (simplified)  English  Vietnamese

 

Problem gambling and co-occuring issues.
Fact sheet for download in:
Arabic  Chinese (simplified)  English  Vietnamese

 

Talking to your teens about digital gaming.
Fact sheet for download in:
Arabic  Chinese (simplified)  English  Vietnamese

 

Studying abroad and problem gambling.
Fact sheet for download in English only:
Download PDF

 

Migration and problem gambling.
Fact sheet for download in English only:
Download PDF

Brochures

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.

 

“How does gambling affect my life” Assyrian  English translation

“Gambling is not a fast way to make money” Dari  English translation

“What else can your kids do with their digital devices” Hazaragi  English translation

“Sports betting and road to recovery” Punjabi  English translation

“How does gambling affect my life” Tamil  English translation

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 carmela@mcwh.com.au 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.