BetRegret campaign launched
On 23 October 2014, the foundation launched BetRegret, a new awareness campaign that features real people talking about their feelings of loss, guilt and regret as a result of their gambling. The campaign urges punters to stay within their limits to avoid feelings of BetRegret and prevent those feelings leading to something bigger. With evidence indicating a link between the frequency of gambling and an increased risk of developing problems, the foundation recommends gambling less than once a week.
Timed to coincide with the Spring Racing Carnival, BetRegret aims to reach people who gamble that aren't necessarily experiencing problems but who may be at risk if they don't keep their gambling in check with other forms of entertainment and responsibilities in their life. On www.betregret.com.au, punters can find tools and tips to avoid BetRegret and try the regret-o-meter.
For more information read the media release or visit the Betregret website.
BetRegret news video
The foundation has also produced a news video on the BetRegret campaign featuring interviews with international prevention expert Dr Rob Williams, foundation CEO Serge Sardo and other representatives from our support services.
Foundation’s Annual Report released
On 16 October 2014, the foundation’s Annual Report 2013-2014 was tabled in parliament. The report is publicly available on the foundation’s website.
Many ways to help conference 2014
Last week the foundation hosted its first conference to support and encourage innovation in the treatment and prevention of problem gambling. Focused on the ‘many ways to help’ the conference was by all accounts a great success.
Delegates from prevention and treatment services enjoyed a showcase of presentations and workshops designed to enhance their knowledge and skills. It was also a fantastic opportunity to network and share experiences.
Organised by the foundation’s Professional Development Centre, the conference is set to be an annual event.
A series of videos and presentations from the conference will be available soon.
Photos are available on Flickr.