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Welcome to Wyndham Gambling Prevention Program Website

The Wyndham Gambling Prevention Program (WGPP) is a pilot project funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and is designed to develop sustainable, community-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate programs.

WGPP developed resources and facilitated community education and forums to raise awareness and deal with problem gambling in newly arrived communities from refugee backgrounds – in this case five ethnic groups living in the Wyndham area. The provision of public health information and specialised treatment services targeted towards ‘at risk' groups can help to combat the potential adverse effects of increased gambling cultures.

HACN would like to express its appreciation to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation who made the funds and professional support available to address these problems in our communities in respectful, culturally responsive and empowering ways.

This educational resource kit developed in five community languages contains information that will be helpful to those who are seeking assistance either for themselves, their family and friends or community members. It is translated into Amharic, Somali, Dinka, Karen and Chin to increase these communities’ access to information in their own language. HACN extensively worked with community elders from Sudan, Ethiopia, Burma and Somalia who identified what gambling means to them and their respective communities and assisted in developing this resource kit. What gambling means for them and their messages are listed below:

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