Beat­ing the odds

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

FIND out how Link west and 360 Health and Com­mu­nity will use re­cent grants to tackle prob­lem gam­bling.

IN or­der to raise aware­ness about the so­cial im­pact of prob­lem gam­bling, the State Gov­ern­ment awarded grants of more than $100,000 to both Link west and 360 Health and Com­mu­nity as part of its Be­yond Gam­bling Grants Pro­gram. Rac­ing and Gam­ing Min­is­ter Colin Holt said the ini­tia­tives pro­posed by the two or­gan­i­sa­tions would strengthen the ca­pac­ity of lo­cal groups to fully ap­pre­ci­ate the risks of prob­lem gam­bling in their com­mu­ni­ties. “The pro­grams that are be­ing funded will also give al­ter­na­tive op­tions to those who might be at risk of de­vel­op­ing a prob­lem gam­bling habit,” he said. The Gazette spoke to both or­gan­i­sa­tions to find out how they plan to tackle prob­lem gam­bling.


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