The Australian Gambling Research Centre says people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia tend to gamble less than the overall population. But they are likely to be at a higher risk of developing problems, including financial and mental health issues. Kalpana Sriram from the Multicultural Problem Gambling Service for New South Wales explains the impact of gambling on the Australian-Indian community and the help available to them.
Note: We would like to inform you that the information expressed in this series/interview is of general nature. This information may not be appropriate for your personal circumstances - contact your mental health professional or gambling support services for clear advice on your situation.
www.gambleaware.nsw.gov.au/hindi provides a list of services for people affected by gambling. Free counselling, information and support are available 24/7 on 1800 858 858. Contact the Multicultural Problem Gambling Service for NSW on 1800 856 800.
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