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Thanks to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation prevention project Reclink Australia has established community football teams in Central Victoria and Gippsland, as a model of engagement that breaks the cycles of disadvantage and, working with Gambler’s Help regional agencies, break the pathways to high-risk behaviours, such as gambling and other co-morbidities. A 2016 La Trobe University study found that people who participated in Reclink's football program experienced an improvement in mental health and a decrease in suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Other benefits included crime reduction, decreases in high-risk drug and alcohol behaviours, and increased social connections. Read More  http://bit.ly/2oKIZ02 (Via Latrobe Valley Express