Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is an annual event that encourages gamblers to stay within their limits and highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them.

This year, RGAW will be held in Queensland from 27 July 2020 to 2 August 2020.

To mark RGAW 2020 Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd will be hosting events and developing resources to further support those wanting to ‘Press Pause’ and seek help with problem gambling.

On this page, you’ll find links to online events, workplace activities and resources designed for everyone.

You can find out about other RGAW activities that are happening in your area by calling the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or contacting Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland on 1300 991 443.

Host a Green Morning Tea

Unlike some dependencies, gambling is a silent affliction affecting 39% of Australias population. By hosting a morning tea, you could help someone to Press Pause on Gambling. Join Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland and Gambling Help and host a Green morning tea during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Register to host a Green morning tea and we will provide you with a toolbox of resources, making it easy for you to host a virtual or in person event.

Choose a date during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week and start planning your morning tea. Gather with friends or colleagues, watch the short (five minute) video and start a conversation. You could help save a life.

Download the Green Morning Tea poster by clicking on these images.

Online Q&A Session

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Watch and engage with a panel of local people with lived experience who understand the importance of encouraging discussion around Responsible Gambling. We ask the hard questions and get real answers and real stories for the questions you’ve always wanted answers to.

Register now, submit your questions and join us for this incredible session to be facilitated by Kim Skubris from Channel 7.

Pressing Pause Tales

Watch this fascinating and illuminating 30 minute program featuring six people affected by gambling sharing their experiences and telling their story.

We ask the awkward and uncomfortable questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to and never quite had the courage to ask.

Join us as we attempt to shine a light on problem gambling and encourage those experiencing addiction and problem gambling to ‘Press Pause on Gambling’. Our goal is to inspire others to tell their story, start a conversation around gambling and to confront prejudice and discrimination head-on.

Watch the program here.

Online RGAW Launch

Monday, 27 July 2020

Join us and the Queensland Advisory and our special guests to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2020.

Along with our special guest, Dr Anita Heiss we’ll be discussing the value in recognising the role of storytelling in positive health outcomes. This keynote will primarily focus on storytelling, the power, transformational capacity, different forms and importance of storytelling.

Everyone has their own story, each story is unique and valuable. Join us to celebrate the importance of sharing those stories.

Watch a capture of the live-streamed event.