Financial & Gambling

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Financial Counselling

Aim of the Service

You may need financial counselling if you lose your job, get sick, experience a relationship breakdown or simply don’t have enough money to make ends meet.

The aim of the financial counselling program is to provide information, support and advocacy to individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty.

  • Prioritise Debts
  • Assistance with negotiation payment plans
  • Develop a money plan looking for ways for increasing disposable income
  • Advocate/negotiate with creditors
  • Assistance to access grants or concession – if deemed eligible

Eligibility

Anyone can access the service who is experiencing financial difficulties.

How to get an appointment

Any other locations for appointments?

Euroa, Nagambie, Dhurringile Prison, Yarrawonga, Cobram

Cost?

There are no costs associated with appointments.

LINKS TO EXTERNAL SOURCES OR SUPPORT NUMBERS

Gambler’s Help

Aim of the Service

The Gambler’s help service is here to offer support to people that are affected by gambling and this also includes their family and friends. We focus on prevention, early intervention and support for those who are vulnerable to gambling harm.

The Service provides, Therapeutic counselling, Financial counselling and Community Education.

Therapeutic counselling- Provides counselling services for people experiencing gambling harm, this also includes family and friends who may be affected by someone else’s gambling. The program supports people to reduce gambling, decrease the impact that gambling is having on their life or cease gambling. They also provide support and deed signing for the self -exclusion program.

Financial counselling- Provides support, advice and options for those that are experiencing financial issues because of gambling.

Community Education– The aim of the community education program is to raise awareness, reduce harm from gambling and promote help seeking behaviours. Education is provided to professionals, service providers, schools, sporting clubs, community groups and the public

Eligibility

People Aged 18years and over affected by gambling.

Except for – School and sporting club program- 15 years and over.

How to get an appointment

  • Gambler’s Help hotline
  • Call PCC reception
  • Online referral through PCC
  • External referrals from agencies

Any other locations for appointments?

Outreach locations- Cobram, Yarrawonga, Wallan, Kilmore, Seymour, Broadford, Kinglake, Alexandra and Yea.

Co-location at schools and other service providers.

Cost?

Nil

LINKS TO EXTERNAL SOURCES OR SUPPORT NUMBERS