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…

Chairperson’s Report AGM November 2020

Welcome and thank you for attending the Gambling Impact Society’s Annual General Meeting for 2020, our 20th year of incorporation. Incredibly, given the significant local and global issues, this has been one of our most successful years in terms of work achieved with our small committee.

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…

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…