Gamblers Help Youthline
About This Service
Are you under 25? We have a dedicated support service just for you. We provide information, advice and support to young people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's free, confidential and anonymous. We can also help you if someone you care about is having problems with gambling.
Call Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376.
Signs you might have a gambling problemThink you might have a problem with your gambling? Here are some signs to look out for:
- Feeling of depression including isolation from friends
- Obsession with simulated gaming apps and games
- Spending lots of time talking or thinking about gambling
- Experiencing mood swings, feeling stressed when not gambling
- Having fights with your family about gambling
- Obsessing about odds when watching sport instead of focusing on the game
- Lying or being secretive about gambling activities
- Missing school or grades falling due to time being spent gambling
- Borrowing or taking money from family and friends
- Continuing to gamble to win back money you have lost.
Who can you talk to about this?You could think about talking to:
- A friend or family member
- Your doctor
- A teacher or student welfare coordinator
- A youth worker or social worker at a community health centre
- Gambler's Help Youthline: 1800 262 376 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Gambler's Help: 1800 858 858 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Gambling Help online, at www.gamblinghelponline.org.au, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Things to think about if you like to gamble
- The odds of winning on any game are hardly ever in your favour.
- It doesn't matter how long to play, the odds of winning don't change whether you are on game 1 or game 100.
- Knowing who is in or out of form might improve your likelihood of winning more points in the tipping comp but chance always comes into play.
- The gambling industry exists to make a profit.
- Looking out for your mates is part of being a teenager – think about how being an informed friend can help your mates.
- Gambling can be a form of escape if you are feeling lonely or isolated. Think about who you can talk to if you need help, such as your parents, teachers, school counsellor or gambling help professionals.
- Gambling online is risky. The Australian Government's cybersafety website has information about online games and staying safe online.
- If you want more information on the real chances of winning big and more, go to gamblingsnotagame.com.au
You're not the one with the gambling problem?Does your parent or someone you care about have a problem with gambling? We can help you in lots of ways. We offer free information, advice and tips for coping with the situation.
For tips and strategies visit support for kids.
Or Call Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376.
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Gamblers Help Youthline
1800 262 376
24 hours 7 days a week
Under 25 year olds
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