Counselling offered at all alert levels; self-help tools available online now
The Salvation Army Oasis provides free counselling and support for gamblers and their loved ones across Aotearoa at all Covid-19 alert levels. During alert levels 3 and 4, anyone affected can access support via phone, videocall, email, text, and webchat. Face-to-face appointments are available at alert levels 1 and 2
Check your level of gambling harm now with our interactive quiz, which gives personalised feedback including how your gambling compares to other New Zealanders.
Live chat with an Oasis counsellor via the chat box on the bottom right of the screen. If no-one is online, leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. This is great tool if you are unsure about counselling or have questions.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) runs from Monday 30 August to Sunday 5 September
This year’s theme is WEAVING YOUR WAY TO WELLBEING. We’re encouraging people to weave tools or activities that build wellbeing into their lives to overcome challenges and move away from gambling harm. Read more about GHAW or take part in our giveaway here, and follow us on Facebook for updates!
Nau mai, haere mai | Welcome
At The Salvation Army Oasis, we welcome people of all genders, cultures and religions who are concerned about gambling harm.
Family and whānau are welcome to attend in their own right for support or as part of a family session with or without the gambler present.
We provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment to share your story and receive the support you need.
Oasis can help:
- If you want to know more about the harm that gambling causes.
- If you’re spending a lot of time gambling.
- If you’d like help with quitting or reducing your gambling.
- If gambling is affecting your relationships, work or study.
- If you’re in debt as a result of gambling.
- If your gambling is making you feel depressed, anxious or worried.
- If you are worried about someone you know who is gambling.
- If you're going hungry and your children are going without the essentials.
Support and guidance from Oasis is proven to be effective in minimising the harm from gambling for those impacted by their own or somebody else's gambling. View our stories of change.
Our team supports and encourages wellbeing and reduces petipeti whakararu (gambling harm) through education, self reflection and the use of creative and research based therapies. Read more about our services and types of therapies.
- Gambling counselling support is provided over the phone, email, chat and face to face.
- Counselling for families and whānau with or without the gambler present.
- Gambling focused support and education groups.
- Assistance for self-exclusion from gambling venues.
- Information and support to block online gambling.
- Pastoral support services through Salvation Army Officers.
- The Salvation Army: We can connect you with essential services and support such as budgeting, food parcels, other addiction programmes and Recovery Church.
- We can also help connect you to other health and social services depending on your needs e.g. GP, Mental health services, legal support, housing, Work and Income etc
- Book an education, screening or awareness workshop from the Oasis team.
- Request harm minimisation/ host responsibility support for your venue.