The Roller Coaster of Gambling Addiction
In response to the 2018 South Australian Gambling Prevalence Survey, PEACE Multicultural Services designed and delivered two projects. PEACE delivered resilience building training to young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The two-day training has strengthened participants’ capacity to manage life challenges, including gambling related issues.
Additionally, PEACE produced a video showcasing collective stories about gambling, its potential harm and journey towards recovery. The short film is titled the “Roller Coaster of Gambling Addiction” and highlights the collective stories of consumers from diverse backgrounds who have been impacted by gambling, and shows their journey of recovery. The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Liquor & Gambling Mr. Dini Soulio launched the video during an event organised for Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2019 on 21st October 2019 at Para Hills Community Hub. The event was attended by a number of volunteers, service providers and community members.
The “Big Fish” Animation is a short animation designed to help those experiencing harm from gambling (whether through their own or someone else’s gambling) to understand how people arrive at developing gambling difficulties and approach the subject with increased levels of (self-) compassion.
The Big Fish was created in 2018 and has been translated into 12 different languages; Farsi, French, Khmer, Punjabi, Pushtu, Urdu, Hindi, Swahili, Arabic, Dari, Pilipino and Greek. https://youarenotalone.org.au/resources/big-fish/
The “Winning?” animation was developed to alert young people to the dangers of online sports betting. It aims to increase awareness in those who might themselves be affected by harmful online gambling as well as their peers. It provides information on assistance available with this issue.
An Education Pack was developed to enable educators and others who work with young people to run a series of very short and engaging session on the subject. It comprises information for educators as well as all resources required to start some important conversations that will ultimately keep young people safer. Download here.