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 […]

YGAM welcomes 5 new appointments to Board of Trustees

London, 24 August 2022: The Charity Commission has confirmed five new appointments to the Board of Trustees at YGAM. The latest trustees bring a diverse wealth of experience and talent to the board as the planning of a new 3-year strategy progresses. The new appointments enhance the exceptional team of Trustees who are responsible for […]

YGAM join Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

London, 5 August 2022: We are delighted to announce that we are now members of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC). The Coalition was launched in the House of Lords in March 2010 and is now hosted by Centre for Mental Health. It aims to bring together leading charities to collaborate on […]

YGAM team up with LFE to safeguard young footballers this season

London, 29 July 2022: Young footballers playing for English Football League clubs will have access to education on video gaming harms during the upcoming season, thanks to a partnership between the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and League Football Education (LFE). Following a successful 3-month pilot last season, the YGAM programme has been […]

YGAM sign Menopause Workplace Pledge

  London, 13 July 2022: YGAM is pleased to sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge and commit to recognising the impact of menopause in the workplace and actively supporting colleagues who are affected. Research has shown that 10% of women leave their jobs and many more are reducing their hours or passing up promotions because of […]

University of Plymouth academics working with YGAM to improve education on Loot boxes

Academics from the University of Plymouth are linking up with the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an award-winning education charity, to develop educational material focused on the financial and psychological harms related to Loot boxes and videogaming monetization. A report by researchers at the universities of Plymouth and Wolverhampton, found that loot boxes […]

University of Bristol academics team up with YGAM to improve education on gambling advertising

A team of leading academics from the University of Bristol has joined forces with YGAM to examine how young people emotionally and subconsciously react to social media gambling adverts. They will also evaluate how the charity’s education programmes help young people to build resilience, reducing the risk of children engaging with gambling advertisements. Since 2014, […]