What is Peer Connection?

Peer Connection is a free, confidential and easy to access telephone peer support service for people struggling to stop/control their gambling and for people impacted by another person’s gambling. 

“These calls keeps me on the right road”


All our peer support volunteers have experienced gambling harm themselves and can share their own stories of harm, hope and recovery.

Sometimes speaking with a person who has ‘been there done that’ can be helpful for your own recovery, especially when it’s difficult to talk to others about it.

How can it help?

Peer Connection peer support volunteers can:

  • Listen without judgment or expectation
  • Share their own experiences of gambling harm and strategies for change
  • Offer encouragement and support
  • Help refer to appropriate services when required

How does it work?

  • No referral needed – just call or email Peer Connection
  • Callers are matched with a volunteer with a similar personal experience of gambling harm
  • Calls take place weekly or fortnightly (day or evening shifts are available)
  • Calls can continue until the support is no longer needed

Contact us to find out how we can help you move forward.

Watch this short video to hear from Dan, one of our Peer Connection volunteers about the benefits of peer support.

Call 0419 272 497 or email pcintake@bchs.org.au

The Peer Connection Program is a service of Gambler’s Help North and North Western.

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (www.health.gov.au) 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.

Call 0419 272 497 to speak to someone today or email pcintake@bchs.org.au