Warruwi focuses on raising the Awareness of the issues associated to gambling amongst Aboriginal communities and relevant services.
Currently gambling is a very sensitive topic which many communities are still not willing to talk about. Our focus is to first raise the awareness so communities can begin discussing the issues, if the community acknowledges that there are problems associated with gambling, then we facilitate strategies to begin tackling them.
Our Process includes:
This process is underpinned by a very strong cultural context focusing on cultural protocols, sensitivities, awareness and appreciation.
We are not here to tell Aboriginal people what to do with their money, however if people which to gamble then we try to teach safe and responsible gambling.
Another focus of the Awareness program is to ensure Aboriginal people recognise what services are available and understand their roles. Historically Aboriginal people have been reluctant to access Gambling Counselling organisations, so we aim to improve this process by breaking down any barriers and stigmas.
One of the key strategies of our Awareness program is getting involved in various events, programs and community functions, they often include family fun days, sporting carnivals, NAIDOC events, Art Competitions and Cultural Events.
If you are interested in attending an event or would like Warruwi Gambling Help to attend your next event – click here.
Warruwi provide cultural support, training and direction for Office of Responsible Gambling Counselling Services.
We also attend Office of Responsible Gambling Regional Forums in areas around NSW. For more information please contact us today.
Listen to Stephen, Bernie, Thomas and Roy's stories as they describe the problems they experienced as a result of gambling.
Warruwi Gambling Support Line
If you are concerned about you or someone you love’s gambling, contact us today.