PGF Services - Christchurch

Community Organisation

PGF Services - Christchurch
20 Buckleys Road
Linwood
Christchurch 8062
15 days ago

Gambling harm and alternative activities

The Team from PGF Services - Christchurch

Kia ora Ōtautahi. It's the final day (for our working week!) of gambling harm awareness week. I hope you have learnt more about gambling harm and about the free, easy, flexible and confidential services available to support the journey of those experiencing gambling harm to a better place. As… View moreKia ora Ōtautahi. It's the final day (for our working week!) of gambling harm awareness week. I hope you have learnt more about gambling harm and about the free, easy, flexible and confidential services available to support the journey of those experiencing gambling harm to a better place. As it is Friday and I the weekend, I thought I would share some alternative activities and events
Looking for free events for the weekend? Check out event finda www.eventfinda.co.nz...
Like comedy? Try Scared Scriptless courttheatre.org.nz... Like dancing? Try belly dancing www.fireflybellydance.co.nz... or partner dancing www.salsalatina.nz...
Like adventure? Check out Christchurch Adventure Park (free and paid activities listed) christchurchadventurepark.com...
Like sports? Join a club www.sportcanterbury.org.nz...
Like art - Do an Art Metro class www.artmetro.co.nz... or join Ōtautahi Creative Spaces (for those experiencing any form of mental distress) otautahicreativespaces.org.nz...

What other activities or events are on that make a great alternative to gambling harm? Enjoy the weekend everyone and find something fun that helps you let go in a positive way

16 days ago

Gambling harm prevention - wellbeing

The Team from PGF Services - Christchurch

Kia ora whanau. Day 4 of gambling harm awareness week and following up on yesterday's post, today our Wellington office have live streamed a discussion on gaming and gambling. (watch the recorded video here www.facebook.com... )
Today we are focusing on prevention of gambling harm (and other … View more
Kia ora whanau. Day 4 of gambling harm awareness week and following up on yesterday's post, today our Wellington office have live streamed a discussion on gaming and gambling. (watch the recorded video here www.facebook.com... )
Today we are focusing on prevention of gambling harm (and other harms) through the five ways of wellbeing. The five ways of wellbeing are:
1 - Connect, me whakawhanaunga
2 - Give, tukua
3 - Take notice, me aro tonu
4 - Keep learning, me ako tonu
5 - Be active, me kori tonu
Local organisation, Allright, has more information on each of these here www.allright.org.nz...
Remember, these are ways to help increase and protect your wellbeing, not another thing to feel guilty about. Work on things one day at time and you'll be amazed what you can build over time. There are many options for more support if you or a loved one are struggling with mental distress, you do not have to wait until it's 'bad enough' or until you've tried everything yourself.

17 days ago

Gaming and Gambling harm - what is the connection?!

The Team from PGF Services - Christchurch

Kia ora Otautahi whanau. Today is day 3 of Gambling Harm Awareness Week and today we're sharing information on gaming. If you have young people in your life, you have probably seen the extent gaming plays in their world. While there are many benefits and skills involved in gaming, there are a … View moreKia ora Otautahi whanau. Today is day 3 of Gambling Harm Awareness Week and today we're sharing information on gaming. If you have young people in your life, you have probably seen the extent gaming plays in their world. While there are many benefits and skills involved in gaming, there are a few things to look out for and talk to gamers about to keep it fun and not harmful. We have specific information about Lootboxes, one of the more concerning aspects.
We do have a bit of flexibility to offer support to people who are affected by gaming harm, so if you feel like you need some extra education and support, give us a call. (Remember all of our services are free, confidential and person centred and available in a range of locations - including online).

18 days ago

Oasis (Salvation Army) Open Day 10-12.30

The Team from PGF Services - Christchurch

Oasis, Salvation Army’s gambling help service, is opening up their offices on Bealy Avenue for the community to come through. There are giveaways, kai, information, and tours. Everything is completely free and there are counsellors and public health staff on hand to answer any questions or … View moreOasis, Salvation Army’s gambling help service, is opening up their offices on Bealy Avenue for the community to come through. There are giveaways, kai, information, and tours. Everything is completely free and there are counsellors and public health staff on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about gambling harm. From asking about individuals struggles with gambling harm to questions about pokie funding (including The White Paper), to finding information for your clients to just popping in for a cuppa, a chat and to find out what you don’t know you don’t know.
126 Bealey Avenue.
If you can’t make it but want to know more, contact Nicky (Oasis) on Nicky.taylor@salvationarmy.org.nz 021718629 or Sarah Campagnolo Sarah.campagnolo@pgf.nz 037411621 or our websites, www.oasis.salvationarmy.org.nz... or www.pgf.nz...

19 days ago

Gambling Harm Awareness Week

The Team from PGF Services - Christchurch

Kia ora Christchurch whanau. This week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week. Gambling harm contributes to a lot of troubles in our community, so this week we (PGF Services, Mapu Maia and Oasis, the 3 gambling harm providers in Christchurch) will be providing information and resources around gambling … View moreKia ora Christchurch whanau. This week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week. Gambling harm contributes to a lot of troubles in our community, so this week we (PGF Services, Mapu Maia and Oasis, the 3 gambling harm providers in Christchurch) will be providing information and resources around gambling harm. Even if you think you are not affected by gambling harm, understanding some of the early signs can help friends and family get help early on.
Keep an eye out on neighbourly and our Facebook pages for more great tips!

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