Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event and this year is taking place between May 20-26. It aims to encourage gamblers to develop responsible gambling habits and highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is supported by the government and each year different activities are organised by individual Gambling Help Service offices across the State.
This year, the theme has been focused on families and a poster with the slogan “Is money all you are losing? Remember your family” has been printed and distributed across the state.
Problem Gambling: A Self Help Guide was originally designed by the Gambling Impact Society (NSW) Inc (GIS). Relevant support information has been changed for the Queensland edition.
During National Families Week, everyone is encouraged to think about the way families can work together to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle. UnitingCare Community's Out of Home Care Director Michael Tizard is an ambassador of National Families Week. Find out more about National Families Week.
UnitingCare Community provides a range of services to help children, families and young people including Out of Home Care, Family Lives
Youth Services, Family Relationships, Separation and Divorce support, Child and Family Therapy, Support for Families and Childcare. Find out more about our support services.
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On 16 March 2013 Lifeline celebrated 50 years of suicide prevention services in the Australian community with the first Lifeline Centre opening in Sydney in 1963. One year later, Lifeline moved to Queensland. Today, UnitingCare Community operates 10 Lifeline Centres throughout the state.
The idea of a crisis line, later to be called Lifeline, originated on a Sunday night in early 1960 after Rev Dr Sir Alan Walker, then Superintendent of Wesley Mission, took a phone call from a distressed young man. Read more about how Lifeline originated.
The NDIS offers an entirely different way for Australia to fund and deliver disability support. It is necessary because there are many people with disability who receive no support or not enough support and our population is growing faster than the current system can keep up with. The NDIS will also offer the chance for real transformation in disability service provisions and shift the perception of disability support from welfare to investment in people. Find out how UnitingCare Community is preparing for the NDIS.