How to help someone close to you.

Where to get help – telephone.

24/7 Australia Wide Toll-Free Helpline number: 
Gambler’s Help Youthline:

Video Game Related Help Resources.

1800 650 890 or Visit the website to find your closest Headspace Centre. Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families. A range of youth friendly health professionals can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment, and other services.

Reachout: is the leading online youth mental health service, providing help, information and support.

1300 22 4636 or Beyondblue works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. Support is available 24/7. Forums are available, including some discussions of gaming

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800 provides telephone and online chat-based support for children, teens, and parents.

The Australian Psychological Society
includes a resource to locate qualified psychologists in a nearby location, including those with experience treating gaming problems. Select ‘Addictions’ and ‘Internet gaming’ as an issue to assist in locating suitable individuals. You will need a GP referral to qualify for a Medicare rebate for sessions :

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