Support someone

Are you concerned someone you love has a gambling problem? While there are no hard and fast rules, here are a few clues to look for:

  • is your loved one secretive about where they’ve been spending time?
  • are they secretive about their finances?
  • do they collect the mail and prevent you from seeing bills?
  • have you noticed money missing from shared accounts, or elsewhere?
  • do they sometimes ask to borrow money and can’t give a good reason as to why?

If this sounds familiar, it might be time to start a conversation and offer support, but you don’t have to do it on your own.

Call Gambling Help NSW for free and confidential counselling on 1800 858 858 and downloadProblem Gambling: A Guide for Family and Friends’ which will give you practical advice on how to help yourself and your loved one.