Talking to someone about your gambling can make a huge difference to your life. It may help you gain a better perspective on how it's affecting you and your loved ones and lead to you taking steps to make lasting changes.
The phone line is open 24 hours a day, all calls are anonymous and won't be listed on your phone bill if calling from a landline.
If you feel more comfortable talking to someone face to face, you can also arrange free professional counselling.
If you don't gamble, but you are affected by gambling, you can call to find out more about gambling related problems and how to deal with them.
If you require help immediately, call 1800 858 858
If you're thinking of seeking help, remember, you don't have to do it alone. There are professionals available to support you and your family if you're dealing with the negative impacts of gambling.
Centrecare's Gambling Help WA is a free counselling service that offers a supportive environment for people to talk about the impact gambling has on their lives, as well as helping gamblers learn new ways to manage their behaviour. Regular counselling sessions are offered to individuals, couples and families.
If you want extended support in gaining the skills and confidence to control your gambling, you can attend a 10-week group program. The program is structured to provide you with personal insights and practical ways to manage your gambling behaviour.
If you'd like to book a counselling appointment, call (08) 9325 6644.
Gambling Help WA also offers a free financial counselling service for anyone experiencing the effects of financial hardship caused by problem gambling. To book an appointment, call (08) 9325 6644.
Gambling Help Online is a web-based problem gambling service which provides:
Self exclusion or self banning is a voluntary program which is available to anyone who wants to help restricting or stopping accesss to gaming and wagering environments.
Self exclusion forms can be found at the following links:
As well as self excluding with specific agencies or venues there are a range of software packages and online tools available that can help you to block gambling websites and advertisements which you browse with the web.
Examples of these can be found through the following search engines:
AdBlock Plus is a free extension for web browsers that blocks ads from appearing on webpages. AdBlock Plus disables a range of advertising while you browse the web, including banners, YouTube ads, pop-ups and social media ads.Visit the AdBlock Plus website for download links for all browsers and more information on the features it provides