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.Read more
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 year.
As could be expected the majority…Read more
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…Read more
Every year we celebrate National Volunteers Week in May, and so it is a perfect time to acknowledge the dedication and service that our Peer Connection Volunteers give. Counsellors provide therapeutic interventions while volunteers are uniquely placed to truly understand the experience of gambling and overcoming the addiction. A key element of Peer Support is…Read more