Posts tagged with ‘YGAM’

  • Former UK parliamentary adviser among new YGAM recruits

    By Casino International on November 20, 2020
    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) which continues to expand its reach delivering the ‘Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme: Education, Training, Support’ has bolstered its resources with the appointment of two additions to its communications team. James Matthewson joins YGAM after serving as spokesperson for the former Chairman of the Labour Party, Ian Lavery MP where he […]
  • UK charity trains MET Police on gaming and gambling harms

    By Casino International on November 16, 2020
    The Metropolitan Police Service are working with national charity YGAM (the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) to train its Youth Engagement Team about how to identify and prevent gambling and gaming-related harm among young people. The initiative is part of the Police Service’s Youth Strategy, Engagement & Schools programme which aims to establish links between the police, schools and […]
  • YGAM supports South Yorkshire Safeguarding Awareness Week 2020

    By Casino International on November 12, 2020
    A national charity that delivers expert training on gaming and gambling harms to teachers and youth workers across South Yorkshire is supporting the region’s annual Safeguarding Awareness Week, which is taking place virtually. The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been working with communities across the UK since its creation in 2014, seeking to raise awareness and safeguard […]
  • YGAM leads new programme to train UK GPs on gambling addiction

    By Casino International on September 17, 2020
    The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is leading an alliance of experts to introduce a purposeful new initiative to deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare professionals such as GPs. The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK.  The aim […]
  • YGAM & Betknowmore UK launch Safer Gambling Training

    By Casino International on September 9, 2020
    Leading charities the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore UK have joined forces to launch Safer Gambling Training, a purposeful new programme to provide gambling industry employees with specialist online training to strengthen play protection standards and effectively safeguard consumers from gambling-related harm. The resources have been developed using a methodology known as ‘flipped learning’ derived from […]
  • Microgaming supports YGAM in its vision to prevent gambling-related harm

    By Casino International on August 20, 2020
    YGAM, the charity which works to inform young people of the risks of gaming and gambling related harm, has been recognised by leading software supplier Microgaming for the resilience it’s shown in continuing to deliver its acclaimed educational programme despite COVID-19, as well as its ability to deliver content in what it describes as ‘an engaging, authentic and insightful manner.’ […]
  • YGAM announces partnership with UK’s largest trade union

    By Casino International on August 14, 2020
    UK national charity Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered with UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, to provide their members with expert training on gambling and gaming-related harms. As part of a £10 million National Gambling Education Programme supported by members of the Betting and Gaming Council, the charity will provide free accredited workshops and resources to […]
  • GVC ‘pleased to support’ YGAM Parent Hub

    By Casino International on August 3, 2020
    GVC has welcomed the launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust’s (YGAM) Parent Hub, a new portal providing information, activities and support to help parents and carers understand the potential risks associated with gambling and gaming including products such as loot boxes, the digital items that are bought with real world money and contain random items of unknown […]
  • YGAM founders say experience-based strategy could achieve more with perspective diversity

    By Casino International on July 31, 2020
    Lee Willows, Chief Executive and co-founder of YGAM, the charity which works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against gaming and gambling-related harm, has proposed that the UK Gambling Commission’s Experts by Experience initiatives might warrant a range of different voices that are representative of the totality of the gambling experience in order to be fully-inclusive in their insight […]
  • YGAM launch ‘Parent Hub’ as university research highlights loot box danger among children

    By Casino International on July 21, 2020
    UK national charity YGAM has joined with research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to help parents and carers understand the danger of loot boxes, with one young respondent in the Economic and Social Research Council funded project confirming how he spent nearly £500 buying packs of random cards. The expert insight and advice is being posted on YGAM’s new […]