New Mumsnet survey reveals parents call for education on video gaming in schools

London, 17 July 2024: Parents are calling for children to receive education focused on healthy gaming habits and harm prevention in schools, a new Mumsnet survey commissioned by Ygam has revealed. Parents estimate that their children spend an average of 16.9 hours a week playing video games: more than half the amount of time they spend […]

Esports Wales announce partnership with Ygam

London, 11 April 2024: Esports Wales, the national body for esports in Wales, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Ygam, an award-winning education charity that helps prevent children and young people from experiencing gaming and gambling harms. The collaboration combines Esports Wales’ expertise in esports with Ygams’ knowledge in preventative education to promote […]

Minister leads tributes to Ygam on 10th anniversary milestone

London, 31 January 2024: Ygam has celebrated the start of its milestone 10th anniversary year with an outpour of support from Parliamentarians, charity leaders and academics.   In the last decade, Ygam has solidified its position as a prominent leader in the gaming and gambling harm prevention sector. Since 2014, Ygam’s portfolio of evidence-based programmes, […]

Cross-party support for Ygam in Wales at Senedd reception

London, 17 October 2023: Ygam hosted a lunchtime reception for Members of the Senedd in Cardiff earlier this week, with politicians from all parties in attendance to learn more about the charity and show their support. Sponsored by Darren Millar MS, the event presented Ygam with an opportunity to brief Members of the Senedd on […]

New research shows a quarter of all students who gamble may be experiencing harm

One in four students who gamble may be experiencing harm and one in two say that gambling has affected their university experience, new research has found. The survey of 2,000 students across the UK revealed that 71% had gambled in the last 12 months. Amongst those students who had gambled in the previous year, 28% […]

Ygam publish Impact Report 2022

London, 10 February 2023: Ygam has published its latest impact report which shows that 2022 was a year of increased growth, reach and impact. The report reveals that Ygam’s portfolio of evidence-based education programmes is helping to safeguard millions of children and young people throughout all regions of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Dr Jane […]

SPEECH: Shadow DCMS Minister Jeff Smith MP – Ygam Parliamentary Reception 2023

Shadow DCMS Minister delivered this keynote speech on 17 January 2023 at Ygam’s Parliamentary Reception. Good afternoon and thank you for that kind introduction, Jane. It is great to be here this afternoon speaking at Ygam’s Parliamentary Reception on behalf of Labour’s DCMS team. My colleague, Alex Davies-Jones MP covers gambling in her Shadow Ministerial brief, […]

SPEECH: Dr Jane Rigbye – Ygam Parliamentary Reception 2023

Dr Jane Rigbye, Ygam CEO, delivered this speech on 17 January 2023 at a parliamentary reception for the launch of the charity’s new strategy. Thank you to everyone in the room for coming to support us this afternoon, and to hear more about our new strategy. I am delighted to be speaking to you. Today […]

Ygam host Parliamentary Reception to launch new strategy

London, 20 January 2023: Ygam launched their new strategy at a Parliamentary Reception earlier this week, attended by MPs, Peers and a broad range of stakeholders. Around 90 guests attended the event in the Houses of Parliament including representatives from Government, regulators, academia, charities, trade associations, and local authorities.   The reception was hosted by […]