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Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Problem Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services

 The counselling service includes ...

  • intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
  • screening services
  • family/whanau centered interventions
  • counselling support
  • easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
  • ongoing support and follow up

Joanne Eagle
Addictions Counsellor

The health promotion service includes ...

1. Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:

  • working with local government groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
  • providing advice on gambling policies
  • Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities








 Monique McDonald

Problem Gambling Coordinator

2. Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by: 

  • providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
  • working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
  • encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
  • meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

3. Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:

  • Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
  • Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

4. Assisting the development of people's life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or minimising gambling harm.

Choices are the hinges of destiny!

Joanne provides an afternoon counselling clinic in Shannon Plunket Rooms (Stout Street) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1:00-4:30pm.

We are here to help! To find out more about Whakapai Hauora Problem Gambling Services, please email Joanne Eagle or Monique McDonald, or phone (06) 353-1884.

No cost to access services.