100 Day Challenge to beat gambling

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As we embrace the new year, many of us may be contemplating resolutions that will give us a healthy fresh start.

For those struggling with gambling, the Victorian Responsible Gambling has launched its 100 Day Challenge to help them change their relationship with gambling - whether you want to cut back your habit or permanently end the association.

Did you know?

Only 22 per cent of gamblers with a problem seek formal help or ask for help from friends and family - typically this occurs at crisis point (Study of gambling and health in Victoria, 2015).

Many of the barriers to seeking help are manifestations of stigma: denial, embarrassment, pride and shame are just a few.

People who want to change but aren’t ready to seek formal help may benefit from actions they can manage at a personal level that reinforce the positives of not gambling.

The 100 Day Challenge provides people:

The ability to set your own goals, so you can take a break, cut back or stop gambling permanently.

A quiz to determine if you are experiencing harm from your gambling

Daily check-in options to track how you are sticking to your goal

Tips and advice on managing your finances and building a support team; and

A strong and supportive community forum for sharing ideas, hurdles and successes – a whole community of ‘challengers’ cheering each other along.

The 100 Day Challenge also provides people with 100 different activities they can undertake to help them resist the urge to gamble, categorised into the groups of: wellness, solitary, practical, physical, creative and social. The activities might be new or familiar, but are all designed to inspire and guide you each and every day on the challenge.
You can download the free 100 Day Challengeapp today – http://www.100dc.com.au

If you would like to talk to someone about your gambling, or that of a loved one, contact Gamblers Help Southern or call us today on (03) 9575 5353.

 

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