After a short introduction about the links between gambling addiction and mental health, Three Sides of the Coin (3SOC - SHARC) will screen two 5min lived experience recovery gamble video stories (artistically crafted with animation and music), created by 3SOC artistic director in collaboration with the storytellers. Each storyteller will be present on line for QandA and discussion after their video is screened.
3SOC is recognized as a successful model for Professional Development in allied sectors (mental health, drugs, alcohol, family violence, criminal justice). Our work raises awareness about gambling harm, highlighting its intersectionality, reduces stigmas, humanizes the people behind the addiction, encourages help-seeking, and frames gambling as a public health issue. scroll to watch trailer.


  • Catherine Simmonds OAM (Artistic Director) — Three Sides of the Coin

Eligibility criteria

This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may sometimes also attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

Categories: Developing and sustaining lived and living experience workforces (clearinghouse)
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

Wednesday 22 February 2023
14:00 to 15:00
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