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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    New website helps Queenslanders easily access gambling help

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    New website helps Queenslanders easily access gambling help

    A new website designed to minimise the impact of gambling on Queenslanders has been launched today as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

    The website – gamblinghelpqld.org.au – is a Queensland-specific online resource featuring tools and information about counselling services for problem gamblers and people who are adversely affected by gambling, as well as resources for those working in the gambling industry.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the new site supported this year’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week theme, where people were being asked: “How does your gambling stack up?”

    “Responsible Gambling Awareness Week encourages gamblers to stay within their limits and highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    “We’re encouraging people to check out the new Gambling Help site, listen to the personal stories of others affected, view the videos, and check out the self-help resources.

    “While there, they can also take the quick, nine-item ‘check your gambling’ online questionnaire to assess how risky their gambling is.”

    Mrs D’Ath said it was important to raise awareness of responsible gambling - and the resources available to those affected - not only this week, but throughout the year.

    “When family and friends are aware of gambling-related issues, they can play an important role in supporting their loved one to seek help,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    “And there are so many ways to get support.

    “Whether people are just thinking about changing their gambling habits, or are ready to take action – self-exclusion, for example - help is just a click or call away.

    “I encourage anyone concerned to seek support by calling the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for free, confidential 24-hour counselling and crisis support,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    Help can be also accessed through face-to-face counselling services, online services and a residential service.

    For more information visit www.gamblinghelpqld.org.au

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