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Hello! I am new here
November 24, 2018
1:50 pm
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Hi, I am new to this forum and want to introduce myself to you. I am a woman who is in their late 30s and I have two kids and a husband. I work full time and I have a terrible secret that I am hiding from my loved ones. I have a hardcore problem with the pokies. For the past five years I reckon I have lost over 100 grand. I am ready to start facing up to my demons and get help. I want to find a counsellor and tell them everything because i have had enough of living a lie. I know I can;t fix everything straight away and it will take time but I am going to take it day by day. I want to reach out to anyone listening and give and get support.

Thank you for listening.


December 21, 2018
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Hi madamx,
Good to hear from you and thanks for posting on the forum. That sounds like you are in need of some support at the moment -I can imagine that this is a really big secret to be keeping and it is likely really impacting you. I would recommend that you contact the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 to speak to a trained gambling counsellor - they can either give you some support over the phone, or refer you to speak to someone face to face for financial counselling or general counselling. This is a free service and is there to ensure that people who are having issues with gambling can get the support they need.
I hope you find this forum useful and please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional support.
all the best,
Counsellor Sam

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