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Community Champions Go Gambling Free

Gambling Free Web Published Thursday, 7th March 2019

When you or some-one you love has a gambling problem it can be overwhelming and isolating. It can affect your trust, confidence and finances. We can work with communities to help reduce gambling harm.

Never before has gambling been so heavily promoted and accessible.

Community Champions Go Gambling Free is a recent project of South Gippsland Shire Council and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. This project involves using local community volunteer champions to develop a whole of population approach to reduce harm from gambling.

In partnership with Gamblers Help, the project will work with a variety of community groups, schools and sporting clubs to develop messages, policies, sign up to charters, promotion and marketing tools to raise awareness and prevent harm from gambling. 

Whilst initially this project involves the townships of Leongatha and Mirboo North there is scope for other townships to embrace and implement parts of the project as it is being rolled out.

For further information, or if you wish to be part of this project please contact either: Heather Butler or Vicki Bradley on 5662 9200.

Join in our Events!

Event Date/TIme Location
Leongatha Twilight Chicks CWA 6 February 2019, 6.00pm to 8.00pm Bairs Hotel, Leongatha
Mirboo North Festa 10 February 2019, 8.48am Baromi Park Mirboo North
Shift Workers Free Champions Lunch 13 February 2019, 12.00pm to 1.30pm

Gippsland Southern Health Service - Leongatha
Hospital's nursing and kitchen staff

Shift Workers Free Champions Lunch 20 February 2019, 12.00pm to 1.30pm

Gippsland Southern Health Service - Korumburra
Hospital's nursing and kitchen staff

Mental Health First Aid for Gambling 27 February 2019, 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Baromi Centre, Mirboo North
Registration essential
Book online

Mental Health First Aid for Gambling 13 March 2019, 5.30pm to 9.30pm Federation Training, Nerrena Road, Leongatha
Registration essential
Book online
Institute of Games - Mirboo North Student Session 14 March 2019, 9.07am Mirboo North Secondary College
Book online
Institute of Games - Mirboo North Parent Session 14 March 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm Mirboo North Secondary College
Institute of Games - Leongatha Student Session 25 March 2019, 9.08am to 10.00am Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha
Institute of Games - Leongatha Community Session 25 March 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha
Book online

100 Day Challenge

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