Posts tagged with ‘YGAM’

  • Merkur supports YGAM’s Mindful Resilience Programme

    By Anjali Sooknanan on May 16, 2022
    Merkur Group UK has agreeing to support the latest phase of the Mindful Resilience Programme which is being pioneered by safer gambling charity, YGAM. The Mindful Resilience Programme is a pilot initiative which has been designed to enable health care professionals to access quality training on gambling and gaming harm in young people under the age of 25-years. Designed by […]
  • GAMSTOP and YGAM raise awareness of gambling harm among students

    By Anjali Sooknanan on January 18, 2022
    In a survey of 2,000 students across the UK, conducted by Censuswide, 80% had gambled and 41% admitted gambling had a negative impact on their university experience. The independent research was jointly commissioned by GAMSTOP, the national online self-exclusion scheme, and The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), a charity that educates and safeguards vulnerable people against gaming and […]
  • YGAM appoints new Chief Executive

    By Anjali Sooknanan on January 7, 2022
    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has appointed Dr Jane Rigbye to the role of chief executive. Dr Rigbye, a chartered psychologist and fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, brings a wealth of experience to the role following 15 years working in this professional field. This includes nine years working in several senior leadership roles at […]
  • Clarion Gaming confirms YGAM as first international charity partner

    By Casino International on November 2, 2021
    Clarion Gaming has confirmed that the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), the award-winning education charity has become its first international charity partner. The partnership, which will run from November 2021 through to October 2022 will see the two organisations co-operate across a range of initiatives with Clarion providing it’s industry-leading in-person events and media brands as a platform […]
  • YGAM, TalkGEN, and Red Card announce partnership to focus on ethnic minority groups

    By Casino International on March 23, 2021
    New education programme launched in London to safeguard young people from ethnic minority background from gambling harms. Developed and delivered by individuals from ethnic minority communities who have personal lived experience. Free workshops 14 – 24 year olds as well as training for community and faith leaders. Gambling harm disproportionately affects young people from ethnic minority populations. Reach communities, remove […]
  • YGAM wins four national UK awards

    By Casino International on March 8, 2021
    The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) team are celebrating after receiving national recognition for their education programmes on gaming and gambling harm. During an evening of two virtual award ceremonies, the charity picked up wins across four categories. YGAM started the evening by winning the PSHE Education Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards (hosted by […]
  • Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme exceeds targets despite COVID-19

    By Casino International on January 28, 2021
    Leading UK charities YGAM and GamCare have surpassed the first-year targets for their joint Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, despite significant challenges imposed by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by the Betting and Gaming Council, the four-year national programme is the largest of its kind and aims to deliver evidence-led education, training and support to young people across England, […]
  • 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 […]