Amity welcomes this week’s news from Minister Fyles to “halt the blow out of gaming machine licenses without consultation or evidence of the impact on the community”.
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Follow a day in the life of Uncle Croc and friends at ‘The Local’. Understand red flag behaviours in action and get some tips on how to identify and respond to problem gambling in a venue.
Produced in partnership with italk library, Red Flags is an animated story developed as a training tool to help gambling venue workers understand, identify and respond to red flag behaviours.
We adopted the view that we could move away from traditional training tools, scenarios and videos that depict human suffering as a result of ongoing problems with electronic gaming machine gambling, and create characters and stories that use humour to show behaviours and responses.
The story draws on research and evidence in regards to indicators of repetitive behaviours in problem gambling.
Red Flags is consistent with a public health approach by assisting:
- early identification and intervention with individuals evidencing problematic behaviour
- avoiding stigma associated with pathological gambling
- remaining morally and ethically neutral on the causal basis of these behaviours
- planning and implementation based on best practice evidence
Amity has developed a health promotion campaign, underpinned by harm reduction, that provides evidence informed messages and strategies to reduce harms for people who choose to engage in methamphetamine use. This resource also provides referral information for treatment.
Current research has identified that shift workers to be in a high-risk category, specifically people working in mining, construction, transport and the hospitality industries.
Posters and postcards are now available to order on our online resources page.
If you would like any further information please contact us
12 – 18 October 2015
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held every year across Australia to raise awareness of responsible gambling behaviour through informed choices and the adoption of harm minimisation strategies. Amity’s Gambling Programme has coordinated this national event throughout the Territory for many years and works to develop key messages and drive a public health campaign in a unique partnership between government, industry and community groups.
The week promotes the concept of responsible gambling at an individual, government, industry and community level.
At a personal level, responsible gambling means gambling in a way that:
- is controlled;
- is within your financial budget and time-limits; and
- does not negatively impact on your life or the lives of those around you.
At a community level, including gambling providers, governments, sporting associations, responsible gambling requires:
- shared responsibility for generating community awareness of the risks associated with gambling;
- creating and promoting environments that prevent or minimize problem gambling; and
- being responsive to community concerns around gambling.
This year’s theme is Know When to Take a Break
If your would like to support Amity in raising awareness of responsible gambling practices during this week, please contact us
This guide provides a concise, comprehensive, easily accessible resource for services working with people experiencing co-occurring mental health issues and alcohol, drugs or gambling problems. The resource is targeted at front line workers in services where individuals with co-occurring mental health issues may reach out for support. You can download the guide here