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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Bet Check

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has released a new campaign Bet Check, which encourages people to consider that “harm from gambling starts earlier than you think. So if you start to justify your behaviour, it’s a sign you should rethink how you bet.”

The campaign reaches out to people experiencing gambling harm at…

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Global Peer Supporters Day

This year’s celebration will be on Thursday 20th October. Most of us will have accessed peer support at some time in our lives. It may have been formally via a support group or educational program, or informally such as an ‘over the fence’ chat with somebody who understands our concerns. The following list of possible…

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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…

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