What is Problem Gambling?
While many people gamble safely, a significant number of individuals, whānau and communities are negatively impacted by their own or someone else's gambling. Individuals hide it from their families. Communities don’t often talk about it, and loved ones often find it hard to deal with.
But there are some things we can do to change this situation. Our health promoter's mahi increases awareness about gambling harm and supports communities to prevent and respond to harmful gambling.
Five facts about gambling
What is Tui Ora's role?
Tui Ora provides health promotion and problem gambling education workshops throughout the region to promote the reduction of gambling-related harm. If your group or business/organisation is interested in an education session contact 06 759 4064.
Exclusion orders for problem gamblers are a practical means for managing problem gambling behaviour.
Under a self-exclusion order individuals who believe they may be experiencing gambling-related difficulties can exclude themselves from the gambling area of a venue or several venues. To arrange an order, contact Tui Ora 06 759 4064 to make an appointment. For further information visit the Department of Internal Affairs website here.
Problem Gambling Foundation
If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else’s gambling, PGF can help.
Choice not Chance
If you need help to get back on track, text or call the numbers below, or check out the other options.