If you are concerned or affected by someone suffering from problem gambling, there are some steps you can take;

Try talk to them to ask them how they feel, encourage them to call the National Helpline on 1800 936 725 or seek help online. If you believe they may be thinking about harming themselves, they should seek professional help as soon as possible. Suggest they discuss their feelings with their GP or a qualified counsellor.

 

I’m feeling really down about the whole thing, what should I do?

Gambling, and the loss of trust it often brings, can put an enormous strain on a relationship. If you find that you feel overwhelmed or are losing hope, it is important to seek professional help. Share your concerns with your GP, a relationship counsellor, or with a qualified counsellor. They can help you through this difficult time.  You could also call the National Helpline on 1800 936 725 to speak to someone who understands what you are going through.