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 […]

YGAM and GamCare education programme reaches 2 million young people milestone  

London, 9 November 2022: Professionals trained through the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme will reach an estimated 2 million young people using the educational resources and intervention training, latest figures show. Delivery partners YGAM and GamCare continue to exceed targets with the two charities having now trained over 24,000 professionals who have care or […]

Dr Jane Rigbye: We maximise our impact when we work together

London, 21 October 2022: Those involved in gambling harms prevention in Britain will no doubt have seen that this week has been “Safer Gambling Week”. Now in its 5th year, this annual campaign led by the gambling industry aims to get more people talking about the issue of gambling harms and the range of support […]

Double celebration as YGAM wins two national awards

YGAM has won two national awards for the important work it does to safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms. The charity scooped an esteemed National Children and Young People Award at an awards ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday night. In a competitive category, YGAM collected the prestigious ‘Wellbeing Award’ which recognises an individual […]

YGAM sign Armed Forces Covenant and receive Bronze Award

London, 30 September 2022: YGAM are proud to have formally signed the Armed Forces Covenant, signalling our continued support for the Armed Forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families with a range of services and initiatives. The Armed Forces Covenant focusses on helping members of the armed […]

Charities launch framework for effective education to prevent gambling harms

London, 29 September 2022: Leading charities, GamCare, YGAM, and Fast Forward have launched a new framework for the UK education sector to use when educating young people about gambling harm. The Gambling Education Framework provides a set of evidence-based principles to deliver effective gambling education for anyone who works with young people (aged 7 to […]

BLOG: Mental health is not a game for our young people

London, 22 September 2022: Today is Youth Mental Health Day and it is vitally important we continue to find ways to encourage young people, and those around them, to talk about how to improve mental health. Mental health is something we all need to get comfortable thinking about and discussing regularly but having space to […]