Awareness and prevention
The first round of funding under the Grants for Clinical Research on Gambling program funded five projects on the topics of gambling treatment and recovery.
Associate Professor Nicki DowlingDeakin University
This project is developing, trialling and evaluating an online self-help program for people with gambling problems. The project is a joint initiative of researchers at Deakin University, Turning Point, Statewide Gambling Therapy Service and the Australian National University.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
This early career researcher project is investigating the gambling careers of young people, including motivators and barriers to gambling and recovery. The study is also exploring the individual, familial, social and environmental factors that influence the experience and success of recovery in young people.
Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre
This early career researcher project is exploring the use of e-therapy in the treatment of problem gambling. The project is evaluating the effectiveness of using web based tools in delivering ongoing treatment and follow up.
Mental Health First Aid Australia
This project is developing first aid guidelines for the public to use in supporting members of the public who are experiencing gambling related harm. These guidelines will be a valuable resource for gambling service providers, community educators and the public.
St Luke's Anglicare
This project is an exploratory investigation of youth gambling in a regional Victorian context.