About YGAM

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.

This is achieved through evidence-led, evaluated and accredited education programmes and resources for anyone that works with or cares for young and vulnerable people, including teachers, youth workers, community volunteers and mental health specialists. YGAM also works closely with universities and students to raise awareness of problematic gambling and gaming across campus.

The charity was set up in 2014, following Lee, Anne and Keith’s devastating experiences with problem gambling.  Watch our Founders’ Stories to hear about the impact gambling has had on their lives and why they are so passionate about safeguarding young and vulnerable people.

Founder Stories

What We Do

Workshops

Educational workshops providing information on gaming and gambling in the UK and the tools and resources to help build digital resilience.

University & Student Engagement

Working with universities, YGAM trains and employs students to deliver awareness campaigns to fellow students across campus.

Research

Looking in to the attitudes, thinking, and behaviours of young people in relation to gambling and gaming. Our most recent research focused on students in higher education.

About YGAM

Meet the Team

A diverse mix of employees, volunteers, trustees and patrons all with the common goal of safeguarding the young and vulnerable.

YGAM Innovation

YGAM’s wholly owned trading subsidiary delivers City & Guilds assured training courses, for those who work in the gambling industry in customer facing roles. 100% of profits are donated to the charity.

Governance

YGAM is registered and regulated by the UK Charity Commission for England and Wales and we publish governance documents, annual reports and policy documents online.

Media

Our media pack includes an overview of YGAM, useful links and resources as well as gambling and gaming stats. For all media enquiries please contact carly@ygam.org

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