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Take the self assessment quiz

  • Is gambling becoming a problem for you?

    if you are worried about your gambling you can use
    this quiz to find out if it is becoming a problem.

  • Scoring

    For each question there are four possible responses:

    Never (score 0)
    Sometimes (score 1)
    Most of the time (score 2)
    Almost always (score 3)

  • Think about the last 12 months

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Take the self assessment quiz - part2

  • What does your score mean?

    0You experience no issues with gambling. However, keep an eye on your gambling so it does not become a problem in the future.
    1-2A low-risk gambler - You experience few, if any issues with gambling. However, keep an eye on your gambling so it does not become a problem in the future.
    3-7A moderate-risk gambler - You experience few, if any issues with gambling. Now is the time to take a practical step to ensure your gambling remains under control. Contact Gambler's Help Southern
    8+A high-risk gambler - There are many way to get help. For immediate help call 9575 5353 or after hours on 1800 858 858 or visit gamblinghelponline.org.au. It's free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • This Quiz is based on the problem Gambling Severity Index, part of the Canadian Problem Gambling Index and is a reliable measure of problem gambling.

Family and friends

It’s estimated for every person with a gambling issue there are 5 – 7 people negatively impacted.

If someone you know is experiencing issues with gambling, and it may be affecting you, help is available.

Gamblers Help Southern, counsellor, counselling, gambling counselling, couples

Being concerned about someone’s gambling can be stressful and isolating. It can affect trust, relationships, self-esteem, health and finances. Whether you’re a friend, partner, family member or child, helping you is as important as helping the person you’re concerned about.

Professional counsellors with a range of different skill sets and counselling techniques are on hand to listen to your situation. Their aim is to help you understand what gambling means, how the negative cycle is affecting you and the gambler, and ways to preserve your own wellbeing.

Group Counselling Sessions

Counselling is available to anyone experiencing gambling-related harm – including the person who is gambling, their partner, family members or other people who are affected. One-to-one, couples, family and group counselling options are available. We have a range of specialist counsellors for different circumstances.  We provide a safe environment to facilitate guided couple or group discussions.  Listening to the harmful impacts of gambling in the words of loved ones can be a very powerful and effective tool.

Counselling is tailored to the needs of individuals and/or their families and may address:

  • Practical issues such as gambling cognitions, behaviour and relapse prevention.
  • Underlying issues including self-esteem, mental & physical health, grief & loss, relationship conflict and abuse.
  • Skill development in the areas of emotional expression, communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution and impulse control.

Click here for what to expect when you phone to book our counselling services.

Interpreting services are available. Click here for details of how to contact us if you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment.

Counselling services are free, confidential and provided by qualified staff.