Share your story

Whether you have experienced problems with your gambling, are recovering from your issues with gambling or a family member or friend of someone affected, sharing your story can help someone else.

Please note we won’t publish a story if you are in severe distress, because this can impact your own recovery and trigger anxiety for others. We encourage you to phone 1800 858 858 to speak to a counsellor confidentially.

When you submit your story, Counsellor Sam will respond with ideas, support and suggestions, unless you tick the box below asking for no contact.

Published posts will appear on this page and may appear on our Facebook page.

Remember, we have counsellors online and by phone who are available to talk to you right now. They have a wealth of experience and have helped many people like you in the past. There is no situation that you can’t recover from in time.

You can write your story below, record and upload a video story via YouTube and provide us with the link (remember to set the privacy on YouTube to ‘Public’ so we can all see it), or record and an audio story and upload it to SoundCloud and provide us with the link.

If you’d like to protect your identity, choose an image of things that are important to you – perhaps things you have lost and would like to regain – instead of your face.

  • Accepted file types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.