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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Begin to develop a centre dedicated to provide treatment for both women gamblers and women and families severely affected by gambling, including a residential treatment service for women affected by problem gambling (Gordon Moody)

Updates

May 2022

The women’s service is fully operational and supporting female residents. The staff team are in place and are fully trained. We delivered a 4-week residential program and are ready for the next one to commence. Learning from this pilot, we are currently sourcing a new venue whist we wait for the final venue to be completed. Our outreach and through care have continued to be developed to ensure that our service users continue to receive support after their time in treatment has been completed.

October 2021

Recruitment remains open for remaining support workers x 8 Potential space for recruitment of admin worker after review of Pilot Finalised venue for remainder of project after pilot still to be confirmed

April 2021

Gordan Moody have secured 3 Years funding to develop the centre from industry. Development of Women's therapeutic model underway with the establishment of focus groups to test and refine the therapeutic model. Location & premises identified for treatment centre and pursuit of funding to purchase underway. Plan for first pilot to be run in Q3/Q4 2021.

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