CEN­TRE­CARE’S SER­VICES FOR PROB­LEM GAM­BLERS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

Cen­tre­care has been pro­vid­ing the Gam­bling Help WA pro­gram for 20 years and con­tin­ues to see this as a grow­ing is­sue in the com­mu­nity that re­quires strate­gic plan­ning and on­go­ing fund­ing to ed­u­cate and pre­vent the is­sue im­pact­ing neg­a­tively on in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and the com­mu­nity. Cen­tre­care pro­vides face to face coun­selling for in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples and fam­i­lies in re­la­tion to prob­lem gam­bling and also runs a group pro­gram for peo­ple with prob­lem gam­bling be­hav­iours. It also has spe­cial­ist prob­lem gam­bling fi­nan­cial coun­sel­lors who work in with in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies to ad­dress the fi­nan­cial im­pacts and re­duce the harm of their prob­lem gam­bling. Cen­tre­care sees about 500 new prob­lem gam­bling clients each year and pro­vides about 1500 coun­selling ses­sions.

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