The Western Region Project builds on the 2010-2011 problem gambling prevention and early intervention work undertaken with the Karen community in Werribee.
Through a Karen women's wellness group it has become apparent that increasing numbers of men and women are visiting gaming venues and playing pokie machines sometimes with significant negative impact on families. A decision was made to develop an audio visual resource in 2011-2012, due to the high number of Karen with low literacy levels and interest in the community.
a Karen gambling story
In collaboration with project partners and key stakeholders, MGHP developed and coordinated the production of a DVD chapter focussing both on prevention and the consequences of problem
gambling. a Karen gambling story has already proved enormously popular with the target audience and was officially launched in February 2012.
Project Partner/s: Gambler's Help Western, Health West PCP, New Hope Foundation