Gambling Harm Recovery Group

Facilitated by peers, the Gambling Harm Recovery Group is an 8 week education and peer support program for people struggling to stop/control their gambling.

“We can actually come here and talk about it, without feeling judged by anyone

“I felt truly heard and understood for the first time”


The program is designed and facilitated by two people with personal experience of gambling harm and recovery.

Topics include:

  • Managing urges and triggers
  • Relapse prevention
  • Understanding the cycle of change
  • Practical strategies to make changes and self-care.

Participants also have the opportunity to share their own experiences of gambling addiction or harm in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential peer support environment.

The group is designed for people gambling on all types of gaming products (either online, in venue or trackside), including the pokies, sports, racing, casino games and bingo.

A follow-on group is also available.

About the Facilitators: Both our Gambling Harm Recovery Group facilitators have diverse experience in the gambling support services sector, group work, mentoring and public speaking through the ReSPIN program. They bring their own experiences of gambling harm and recovery and offer a non-judgemental and nurturing space to support growth and change.

Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm: 8 week peer led education program
Thursdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm: follow on group for people who complete the 8 week program

Both groups run at Banyule Community Health in West Heidelberg and are free to attend.

Online options are also available.

Contact 0419 272 497 or for more information about the groups and dates.

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website ( for more information.

Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

Contact 0419 272 497 or for more information.