What are the impacts of gambling and how does it affect parents and children’s mental health? Host Dan Moss speaks with Monya Murch, a psychotherapist who works for the Gambling Help Service at Relationships Australia in Adelaide. Monya has specialist training in addiction, trauma-informed practice, and perinatal mental health, which she brings to her work in supporting families affected by gambling. In this episode we explore how to build trust and use a strengths-based perspective when working with parents facing this issue, and ways to support parenting to further improve outcomes for children.
In this episode you will learn:
- A definition of gambling harm (02:04)
- What leads people to engage in problematic gambling (04:08)
- Role of stigma and shame in working with parents who gamble (12:55)
- What child-focused, parent-sensitive practice looks like in gambling services (15:28)