The Foundation works within a public health framework to build the resilience of Victorians to problem gambling, helping them to:
- understand how gambling works and know the odds
- see gambling as a form of entertainment that costs money and not as a way to make money
- set limits and stick to them
- recognise the early signs of problem gambling.
We take a whole-of-community approach, which means working to minimise harm at both the individual and community level using a range of treatment and health promotion interventions.
We work with a range of stakeholders including government, health and community organisations, researchers and the gambling industry to achieve these goals.
We do this through:
- Community education and awareness raising activities to foster responsible gambling and promote problem gambling help services
- Funding of services to assist people affected by problem gambling and their family and friends
- Research to inform best practice in problem gambling treatment and prevention and responsible gambling communication
- Information about gambling regulation and licence approval processes to the Victorian community through the Gambling Information Resource Office (GIRO).