The study was undertaken by researchers from Turning Point, Eastern Health and Monash University, Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary and National Institute of Mental Health Research, Australian National University.

The two phase mixed method project (encompassing six distinct studies) is the largest and most ambitious research program specifically focused on self-help undertaken in Australia.

The findings provide a comprehensive description of self-help strategies and actions that are discussed and promoted for gambling within an Australian context. This research also offers a robust examination of the use and helpfulness of a broad array of self-help strategies and actions across differing gambling populations (i.e., problem gambling status and stage of change), together with a rich exploration of people's experiences in attempting to implement such strategies and actions.