Family and friends

If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you with free information, advice and support.

For immediate help call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858. If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.

It's estimated that for every person who has a problem with gambling, another five to 10 people are negatively affected. A person's gambling behaviour can have social, physical and financial impacts on those who are close to them.

A relationship with someone who is experiencing harm from gambling can be very stressful and whether it's your partner, child, parent, workmate or friend, the behaviour and consequences of problem gambling can have a significant impact.

If someone close to you is experiencing problems with gambling, we can help you with free information, advice and support.

How does gambling affect those around them?

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Family and friends

Read more about how we are putting families and friends at the forefront of our thinking in reducing harm caused by problem gambling.

Read the paper (PDF - 630 KB)