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Problem Gambling Assistance

If gambling isn't fun anymore, it's ok to ask for help...

NRL Legend, Nathan Hindmarsh Joins Forces with ClubsNSW

Former Parramatta Eels captain Nathan Hindmarsh is joining forces with ClubsNSW to help problem gamblers seek help.

After going public with the fact that he had suffered from a gambling problem in his autobiography, Nathan decided he wanted to encourage others to put their hand up and ask for help if gambling was no longer fun.

“Having a punt can be fun, but when it isn’t about having fun anymore and you don’t like how you
feel when you finish gambling, it's time to do something about it” says Hindmarsh. “Putting your hand up and asking for help takes guts. That’s why I want to work with clubs to share my story so others with a gambling problem get on the road to recovery and stay on it."

“I grew up with clubs and am part of the club family, so I know how much they give back and how
much they already do to help people. “I also know you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to this issue. So I hope that by telling my story I can help people who aren’t having fun with gambling anymore to stop and get help."

GAINS Program - Gambling Awareness, Intervention and Support

A $1 million commitment by Sydney’s Catholic Clubs to a CatholicCare gambling support program will be a “proactive, rather than reactive” approach to problem gambling.

The GAINS program - Gambling Awareness, Intervention and Support - will cost the four clubs (Campbelltown Catholic Club, Dooleys, Liverpool Catholic Club, and Club Central Hurstville and Menai), $1 million across five years. The program will include staff training across the four clubs, the training of club champions of the project to assist patrons access services and expansion for direct referrals from clubs to local services. It will be supported within CatholicCare by the highly regarded Holyoake Program, which assists families affected by problematic alcohol, other drug and gambling programs.

“We know that problem gambling not only impacts the person with the problem, but also has serious impacts upon family members and the broader society,” said Bernard Boerma, CEO of CatholicCare Sydney. “This initiative between the Catholic Clubs and CatholicCare is a positive project in working together to raise awareness and assist people who are impacted by problem gambling.”

Where to find help - Gambling Treatment Clinic Campbelltown

The Gambling Treatment Clinic was established in 1999 and has consistently aimed to be a leader in gambling treatment and research. Our Director, Professor Alex Blaszczynski, is a leading international figure in understanding and treating pathological gambling. Our clients have the opportunity to opt into a range of exciting research projects.

The Gambling Treatment Clinic also contributes to improve the knowledge about gambling for professional gambling counsellors, hosting regular journal clubs and training workshops.

The Gambling Treatment Clinic is associated with the University of Sydney, and is funded by the NSW Government’s Responsible Gambling Fund.

Phone: 1800 858 858
Address: 171-179 Queen Street, Level 1, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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For more information on Campbelltown Catholic Clubs and Campbelltown Golf Clubs Responsible Conduct of Gaming Policy and Self Exclusion Provisions please click here.