Awareness and prevention
Only 10 per cent of people with gambling problems seek formal help.
When they do come into contact with services, it is often for other issues such as health, relationship breakdown or drug and alcohol issues which can result in problem gambling being unrecognised and untreated.
The inter-related nature of the issues surrounding problem gambling, and those affected by it, requires an integrated and collaborative response from the service system.
Cross-sector collaboration is about health and welfare services working together with Gambler's Help to provide coordinated, quality services for people with gambling problems, particularly for clients with complex needs.
By working across sectors, Gambler's Help services can contribute to a growing pool of knowledge, expertise, funding, shared referrals and other valuable resources which can improve outcomes for clients.
To assist agencies in working together the Bouverie Centre and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation have partnered to develop a set of resources and tools for cross-sector collaboration.