Conference streams

Gambling Harm Conference 2020 will explore the deliberately broad and inclusive theme of collaboration and partnership. We aim to highlight and learn from the experiences of people from all walks of life working to deliver successful outcomes for those affected by gambling harm.

Every conversation counts, and we want to ensure that the conference is both relevant and informative for all attendees.

All streams will include presentations with a focus on partnership and collaboration. There will be an emphasis on research, working with people with a lived experience of gambling harm and the experiences of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities in addressing gambling harm.

The changing landscape of gambling

This stream will focus on new dimensions and developments in the gambling and addiction sector.

This may include:

  • Digital focus
  • Online sports betting
  • Young people
  • New insights and research
  • Behavioural addiction
  • Public health approach
  • Skill based gaming/gaming machines
  • Regulatory updates

Stories from the frontline

This stream will focus on practice experiences and developments, particularly in relation to prevention of and treatment for gambling related harm and associated fields.

This may include:

  • Trauma and gambling
  • Community mobilisation
  • Lived experience
  • Workplace wellness
  • Practitioner’s experience
  • Environmental factors
  • Prevention initiatives (both primary and secondary)

The bigger picture

This stream will focus on co-morbidities of gambling. It will explore the intersection between gambling and:

  • Mental health
  • Family violence
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Criminal justice
  • Social isolation/loneliness