Prevention programs 2017–19
- Gambling Harm, Prevention, and Recovery – Podcast strategy
Banyule Community Health Service – this project will involve the production of 16 podcast episodes, based on lived experiences of gambling harm, and focused on addressing topics related to gambling prevention, harm and recovery.
- Together We Do Better
Community Houses Association of the Outer Eastern Suburbs (CHAOS) – a project which aims to work with CHAOS' member organisations (Neighbourhood Houses) to develop their understanding and confidence in reducing gambling harm in the community. Neighbourhood houses will then be resourced to develop locally relevant strategies to reduce risk.
- Gambling: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring – BREAK IT
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – this project will focus on capacity building, the reduction of stigma and raising awareness of gambling harms in culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse communities in Melbourne and regional centres in Victoria.
- Emerging Communities Responsible Gambling Program
Horn of Africa Community Network (HACN) – building on the pilot project funded by the Foundation in 2016/17, HACN will develop community-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate initiatives to assist refugee communities in West, North and South East Melbourne, to adopt strategies that reduce their risk of gambling harm.
- Apprentice Prevention Education Project
Incolink (Redundancy Payment Central Fund) – building on this successful project funded by the Foundation from 2015-17, Incolink will prevent and reduce gambling harm among building and construction industry apprentices through tailored, face to face education sessions delivered at TAFEs across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
- Young Leaders of the West
IPC Health – based in the western suburbs of Melbourne this project will aim to engage young men and women to lead and highlight the role they can play in preventing harm from gambling. The project will be led by IPC Health in partnership with Sons of the West (Western Bulldogs) and Brimbank City Council.
- Three Sides of the Coin
Link Health and Community – building on a pilot project funded by the Foundation in 2016/17, Three Sides of the Coin will use the dramatic arts with people who have lived experience of gambling harm, as a tool for recovery, peer support, and to reduce stigma.
- ‘It's not all about the money'
Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) – MDAS will work with Elders and other community members in the Mildura, Swan Hill and Kerang Aboriginal communities to co-design and implement interventions to prevent increased gambling harm in their communities.
- Libraries After Dark
Moreland City Council – this project will pilot a variety of after-hours programming provided through local libraries across four council areas (Hume, Whittlesea, Darebin and Moreland), designed to provide at-risk groups with a range of social or recreational options during the evening.
- ReSPIN - Gambling Awareness Speakers Bureau
North East Primary Care Partnership (auspice through Banyule Community Health Service) – building on this successful project funded by the Foundation in 2015-17, ReSPIN will recruit, train and support people impacted by gambling to share their lived experience and deliver community education and awareness-raising sessions to a variety of settings across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
- Regional Football Leagues – Gambling prevention project
Reclink Australia – community football leagues will be established in Central Victoria and Gippsland, as a model of engagement that break the cycles of disadvantage and, working with Gambler’s Help regional agencies, break the pathways to high-risk behaviours, such as gambling and other co-morbidities.
- No Gambling in Games
Solucia (Institute of Games) – ‘No Gambling in Games’ aims to limit access and exposure of young people to gambling in video games, through engaging prominent video game industry representatives in a series of workshops and conversations.
- #BeAware of Gambling Harm
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) – the #BeAware project will take a strengths-based community development approach to preventing gambling harm and embed this into the existing work of the Healthy Lifestyles Team at VAHS.
- Councillor champions, civic communities
Victorian Local Governance Association) – this project aims to raise awareness among local government Councillors about the possible tools that councils may use in the development of their gambling policies. The project will also assist local communities to participate in VCGLR related decision making processes.