Awareness and prevention
Health and social welfare workers outside the Gambler's Help services are often the first port of call for people seeking help with problem gambling.
As a health and social welfare professional, you can play a crucial role in:
By understanding and recognising the symptoms, impacts and dynamics of problem gambling you will be better equipped to:
The Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) is the standardised measure of at risk behaviour in problem gambling. It is a tool based on research on the common signs and consequences of problematic gambling. Assessing where your client is now can help you make informed decisions on how to assist them.