Lived Experience Story

I woke up on Christmas Eve 2017 and honestly wished I hadn’t. This was my ‘rock bottom’ and I’m here speaking to you today in the hopes I can prevent others from having to reach that point. My name is Enrique, I’m 47 years old and from the Illawarra. Today I’m going to tell you…

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Consumer Voices: Telling Stories to Make a Difference

Introducing the ‘Consumer Voices’ Project Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has funding from NSW Government to roll-out the very successful Consumer Voices (CVs) Project in Southwest Sydney and Hunter/Newcastle 2019 – 2020. Consumer Voices is now up and running and making bookings for education sessions in both regions. Individuals’ lived experience stories of recovery from gambling…

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The Power of Personal Stories

The Gambling Impact Society has been busy this year working with people affected by gambling harms to bring their stories to the community to make a difference. Our project team including: Barbara, Kate, Joan and Alisha have been recruiting, training and supporting a team of Consumer Voices/Lived Experience peer educators across the state.  We now have a diverse and dynamic team of 21 speakers, working together…

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