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Gambling Harm Awareness Week
September 2, 2019
Gambling can start out as fun, but there is a point for everyone where it can become ‘unfun’. Gambling harm can escalate quickly, damaging relationships, whānau, finances and hopes for the future.
This Gambling Harm Awareness Week we encourage you to take time out from gambling, and put time into whānau. Evidence shows that spending time with a loved one and sharing rewarding activities together (like going for a walk together, or sharing kai) is a practical way to distract you from gambling and help to beat gambling harm.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week is also a good time to take our quiz to see whether your gambling is still just for fun. If your gambling is starting to become unfun, there are heaps of ways to get help!. The Gambling Helpline team can be contacted for free anytime 24/7. There are also free face-to-face help and support services available in your local community.