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GAMBLING HARM AWARENESS WEEK 21 -27 OCTOBER 2019
Online Gaming and Gambling - Questions and Answers

“Games are much more interesting and important than completing school assignments.”

The worldwide popularity of gaming, especially among adolescents, is increasing and the negative consequences are alarming. Some teenagers fail to balance gaming with schoolwork, family responsibilities, and social commitments. This can be associated with social, financial, and health-related issues including sleep deprivation, isolation, weight loss, anxiety, and depression.

Expert Gaming and Gambling Panel
PsychMed is excited to collaborate with the local SA communities, gambling, and gaming experts. We hope to raise awareness of harms associated with online gambling and gaming and explore ways to reduce these harms. To do this, we need members of our community, both professionals and individuals, concerned with their gaming/gambling habits to provide up to 5 questions that they would like answered about online gaming and gambling.

We are covering issues related to early identification, assessment, and harm minimisation and treatment. We will take these questions to our gaming and gambling expert panel, which will be held on the Friday 25th of October 2019. The panel will discuss your questions and provide tips and answers. These answers will then be distributed via podcasts and social media posts back to the community.
 
Please email tames@psychmed.net.au with your questions.
Are you a teacher or parent who knows a child with a gaming or gambling issue? Are you a student struggling with these issues? We invite you to get involved with a brief focus group on Saturday 12th October to explore this area further. Participants will be offered a $30 voucher for their travel expenses. Email tames@psychmed.net.au to join the focus group.
Are You Concerned About Gambling or Gaming?
Call one of our team on (08) 8232 3333 for a free, confidential appointment about our program that helps people experiencing gaming or gambling harms. We also support significant others worried about a loved one's gambling or gaming.

Wong & Lam (2016). Gaming behavior and addiction among Hong Kong adolescents, Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health 6(6).
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