Working with affected others

Meet Emeritus Professor Jim Orford

University of Birmingham, UK
Founder, Gambling Watch UK

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Working with affected others means providing support for the loved ones of people with gambling problems.

With years of experience as a professor of psychology, Jim Orford discusses the difficult circumstances and effects problem gambling can have on family members and how the five step process developed with Kate Roberts (see below) can help.

Professor Jim Orford gave a keynote presentation at the Many ways to help conference 2014. Find out more.

Meet Kate Roberts

Executive Officer, Gambling Impact Society NSW

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Drawing on personal experience, Kate Roberts has developed a five step process for supporting people with a loved one who is experiencing gambling problems with Professor Jim Orford (above).

The five step program involves listening, identifying useful information, coping styles, social networks, service support and referrals.

So far in Australia, Kate has piloted a two day training program for health professionals in NSW and hopes the program will be embraced more broadly in the future.

Kate Roberts gave a keynote presentation at the Many ways to help conference 2014. Find out more.