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  • New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    For people making and maintaining change in their gambling. Connect, ask questions, offer advice, and share your story in here. If you are new to the site drop in and say hello!
    Pikachu
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    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:15 pm

    Good afternoon everyone~ How are we feeling today? :);

    A big welcome to our new members~
    @Sadie12345 @gambling1234567891011121314151617181920 @Rusty bear @Jmcbride10

    These forums provide you a safe space to connect and support each other. Feel free to introduce yourself in this thread, just remember to keep it anonymous~ If you have any question or need some extra support, please @ myself or @Printemps , we will try our best to help you.

    We also have our Chatty Tuesday every week from 8pm to 10pm AEST. Join us here. :o
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 141
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:30 pm

    Good afternoon all~ What are we up to in our journey? :);

    Welcome our new members today~ @sherrierp11, @Holcy, @YPT, @EMM11 & @Fishy

    These forums are a safe place for you connect with each other and get the support you need. Look around and you will find some inspiring stories. We also have the Chatty Tuesday going on everyweek from 8pm to 10pm AEST. If you have any question, feel free to @ myself or @Printemps ~ :o
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    Printemps
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    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:15 pm

    Hi everyone! I've had some time away from the forums so it's nice to be back and see how everyone is going! It's great to see so much support between members!

    I also want to welcome our new members @Angelo @smokople @AriaJones @Mumsquad3 @GabrielSancy @Leisaee @Seeknhelp @NoMoreGbling @MummaBean @Down and Out @User 5e12547084930 @Nikki1234 It's great you're here and I hope you find this a welcoming and safe space to share your journey, and find support and advice from others! If you have any questions please use the @ symbol to tag myself or @Pikachu :)
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 141
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:35 am

    Happy Monday everyone~ How was your weekend? :);

    Big welcome to our new members today~
    @Terry123, @Its just Le , @Regain self & @Tigerbest1

    These forums is a safe place for you to connect and support with peers. Feel free to share a bit about yourself here, just remember to keep them anonymous~ :);

    If you have any questions, @ myself or @Printemps , we are here to support you~ :o

    Our Chatty Tuesday are now back up again, click here to join us every Tuesday from 8pm to 10 pm AEST :);
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    Printemps
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    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:37 am

    Good morning and welcome new members @Raider23 @Tommmyyyy @SweetyDalas @4oldies @Florence1983 @Sampson

    These forums are a judgement free space for you to connect with others and find support and advice. You can use this thread to introduce yourself, just a little about you (keeping it anonymous!), your goals and what you're looking for today!

    You might find it useful to check out the 100 Day Challenge threads to see how others are approaching their journeys, or the Success Stories for some inspiration :o
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 141
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:12 pm

    Good afternoon all~ How we feeling today? :o

    Big welcome toour newest member today~
    @ocaziranok, @Louise12

    Whatever reason made you join our community, you are safe to share it here. These forums are here to provide you all a platform to connect and support each other through out the journey. If you have any questions or need a little extra support, dont hesitate to @ myself or @Printemps . :);

    We also have the Chatty Tuesday activity going on every week, if you are free at that time and need something to distract yourself, feel free to jump in~
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Aug 27, 2022 11:02 am

    Welcome to our new members @User 5c345f6b69cdd @batman12345 @Littlestar @Piggle @Iwtq @Kevie @simmos @TwighlightSparkle

    This is a place for you to connect with others and find advice and support for your journeys!

    When you feel ready, use this thread as a space to introduce yourself and start getting connected :)

    If you have any questions or need some support, tag myself or @Pikachu using the @ symbol
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 141
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:57 am

    Good morning all~ How was your weekend? :);

    Welcome our newest members~
    @MP29, @Blue Ivy , @MJZ , @carolenh18 , @RandomName120325 , @Jkb133 , @Dirty kurty , @Mark T.

    These forums provide a safe place for you to share your concerns and seek the support you need. Look around the forums and you can find some inspiring stories~ We also have the Chatty Tuesday every week, so feel free to drop in and say hi at 8pm - 10pm AEST.

    If you have any questions, feel free to @ myself or @Printemps , we are here to help~ :o
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    Michelle
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    Posts: 1
    Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:37 am

    Looking for help and support from gambling pokies

    Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:33 pm

    I am a 38 year old mother of 2.
    I have been gambling on pokies for about 15 years and it has really affected my life in a negative way. I’ve always had a well paying job where bills are paid, but I’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in that time. Gambling has attributed to depression and anxiety and feeling worthless. I’ve tried self exclusion, counselling but I find myself giving up as it doesn’t work. Can anyone help if offer any suggestions? I am ready to do whatever it takes for it to no longer be an issue in my life
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    Pikachu
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    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:54 pm

    Hi @Michelle,
    I want to thank you for sharing this here with us. I am sorry to hear counselling and self-exclusion is not helpful for you. Some things works on some people, we just need to try different things to find out what works for ourselves. So well done on realising what is not helping~ :);

    One question relating to the counselling support you tried before, was that general counselling or with a gambling specialised counsellor?
    Are you interested in some peer support service? This forum is a good place to have some support from others, but there are some other peer support service such as SMART Recovery that has face-to-face or online meeting options. Let us know if you want to give it a try, we are happy to provide you with more detail relating to that~
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