Journal article

Evaluation of the effectiveness of online mental health first aid guidelines for helping someone experiencing gambling problems

Kathy S Bond, Nicola J Reavley, Betty A Kitchener, Claire M Kelly, Jane Oakes, Anthony F Jorm

Advances in Mental Health | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Objective: Family and friends can encourage treatment seeking for gambling problems, if they know how to appropriately discuss their concerns. Online information can be helpful in providing advice for this. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the online mental health first aid guidelines for helping someone with gambling problems. Method: Between October 2015 and January 2018, people who downloaded the guidelines for helping someone with gambling problems were invited to complete two online surveys, one before downloading the guidelines and another four weeks after. The surveys asked participants how they found out about the guidelines, why they were interested in them an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the participants who shared their experiences with us by completing our surveys. We would also like to acknowledge the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation for providing funding to develop the guidelines.