Addiction Services: Gambling Harm Support

A free professional counselling service for both gamblers and others affected by gambling.

Support is provided to:

  • Adults (18 years & older)
  • Affected whanau

We offer:

  • One-on-one individual support.
  • Multi Venue Exclusion.
  • Te Rongo Pai - Support group held every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm for individuals and their whanau affected by gambling, alcohol or drugs (18 & over).
  • Whanau/family meetings as part of a healing process.
  • Mobile service (conditions apply).

How to access:

  • Self Referral
  • External Agency Referral

Multi Venue Exclusion
We offer MVE support which allows you to formally request to exclude yourself from Invercargill and Bluff gambling (pokies) venues from three months to two years.


Health Promotion - Public Health

  • Promote healthy public policy in relation to gambling harm.
  • Encourage supportive environments to minimise gambling harm.
  • Enhance the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm.
  • Maintain and develop accessible, responsive and effective interventions.
  • Assist the development of people’s life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or minimising gambling harm.

Addiction Services: Gambling Harm Support

are ready to help

Our Team

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Wendy Ellis
Senior Service Manager - Mahana
Diane Mowat
Counsellor - Prevention and Minimization Gambling Harm