Chinese Peer Connection
The Chinese Peer Support program aims to service the Chinese problem gambling community and their families through peer support and to complement counselling or group work with existing services.
The Chinese Peer Support Program is a telephone service (1300 755 878) for people and/or their families who are experiencing harm from gambling. It is staffed by Chinese speaking volunteers who have been through their own or a family member/s issue in relation to out-of-control gambling behaviour.
All volunteers have undergone a minimum of six weeks training (in English and Chinese) specifically in telephone peer support and awareness around at-risk and out-of-control gambling related issues. Volunteers receive individual supervision and participate in ongoing training.
Who can access this program?
This program is available to Chinese speaking people with gambling related issues. This program is not suitable for people in immediate crisis.
What does it cost?
This program is free.
When can this program be accessed?
This program is available from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, however messages can be left if staff are not available. Telephone support sessions also operate weekly, during the day and evening.
How can you access this program?For more information please contact us on 1300 00 3224.
Groups and Programs:
Ongoing volunteer recruitment including a six-week training course.