Barriers to Help Seeking Behaviours

Research Organisation: Auckland University of Technology
Principal Researcher: Dr Maria Bellringer

Contract Value: $400,016.00 (excluding GST)
Contract Start date: 01 March 2006
Contract End date: 30-September 2007

Summary of project/aims

AUT was contracted by the Ministry of Health in March 2006 to:

  • examine the experiences of gamblers and their family/whānau when seeking and obtaining help for gambling related problems
  • identify the barriers to help seeking in relation to gender and ethnicity
  • identify the factors that influence the accessibility of treatment services and the factors that affect the relevance of services
  • provide recommendations for policy and service development to address the issues identified.

Final Report: Report finalised on 8 September 2008.

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