Tamworth Community College

Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems

In Australia, about 1.1% of the adult population (200,000 people) can be categorised as having gambling problems, with a further 230,000 to 350,000 experiencing moderate risks that may make them vulnerable to gambling problems.

Many Australian's lives are impacted directly and indirectly as a result of problem gambling. Those with gambling problems are at increased risk of suicide and
likely to experience mental health problems including depression, anxiety and substance use problems.

This course aims to address these concerns by teaching community members how to provide mental health first aid to people experiencing gambling problems.

You will learn:
• The risk factors, signs and symptoms and motivations which may underpin gambling problems
• How to approach someone about their gambling problems
• How relapse might affect someone with gambling problems
• How to manage your own self-care when helping someone with gambling problems

Delivered by Mental Health First Aid Australia qualified instructors.