Daniel’s story

My name is Daniel. I’m a former gambler and Peer Connection volunteer. It was at the footy club that gambling started for me. Binge drinking and gambling in the pubs with blokes who were really serious about their footy. We would work and train hard during the week and then drink and gamble too much on the weekend.

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Peer Connection Client Survey


Every year the Peer Connection Program administers a client survey to get feedback about the program and increase our understanding about aspects of the service that clients find useful or helpful.

The survey results from May 2016 show that the program is used generally as an adjunct to other support services, but respondents identify that they receive a different kind…

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Peer Connection Program Half-Year Update

The Peer Connection Program is a state-wide telephone support service delivered by volunteers who have overcome a gambling problem. The information gathered for the period July to December 2015 displays the effectiveness of the volunteers who give their time to the program. There were over 500 hours contributed by volunteers during this half of the…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Peer Connection

The Peer Connection Program celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 29, at Banyule Community Health. Speakers included State Member for Ivanhoe The Hon. Anthony Carbines MP, CEO of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Serge Sardo, and Peer Connection Volunteers Daniel and Chandana. The importance of Peer Support and the Peer Connection Program was highlighted by…

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