Talkward - a NSW Initiative that takes the awkwardness out of talking about problem gambling

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Talkward is a new initiative of NSW Gambling Help.   Talkward recognises that talking to a friend or loved one about gambling problems can be awkward and provides free e-cards aimed at breaking the ice and initiating a conversation.

The Talkward program also recognises the key role family and friends play in encouraging people who may be experiencing problems with gambling to take the vital first steps towards recovery. 

To see how Talkward works, visit

A new booklet has also been published with practical advice for family and friends to manage themselves while helping loved ones.

Free and confidential counselling, including legal assistance and financial counselling, can be accessed in NSW and throughout Australia at any time on 1800 858 858 or go to