No man, or woman, is an island; we all need someone else’s support to live! Belonging to some kind of community enables us to feel that we are not alone and helps us be stronger.
Many mainstream services are built around Anglo-Australian concepts of individualism, autonomy and personal responsibility. This is not always appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in which the family or community is the core unit – not the individual. Hence, in these collective cultures, communities play a vital role in helping a member of the community to address their problems – including gambling problems.