Ygam publish Impact Report 2023

London, 16 May 2024: Ygam has released it’s latest impact report, highlighting significant reach and innovation during the inaugural delivery year of our “Safeguarding Our Digital Generation” strategy.  Through our portfolio of evidence-based programmes, we delivered training to over 5200 people, whose reach is likely to extend to nearly 1 million children over the next […]

Nearly half of student gamblers are gambling more than they can afford

London, 11 March 2024: Nearly half of university students who gamble say they are gambling more than they can afford during the ongoing cost of living crisis, the latest Annual Student Gambling Survey has revealed. The third instalment of this research, jointly commissioned by Ygam and GAMSTOP, revealed that the majority of students (60%) had […]

Ygam launches 10for10 Challenge to mark milestone

London, 19 February 2024: Ygam has launched a new fundraising campaign as part of the charity’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. The ’10for10 Challenge’ invites not only members of the Ygam team but also its broader community of supporters to take part in one of ten formidable challenges throughout the year. Participants will seek sponsorship for taking […]

Ygam celebrates 10th anniversary year in 2024

London, 15 January 2024: Ygam is proudly marking a decade as a charity in 2024, commemorating ten impactful years dedicated to safeguarding children and young people. Ygam was established in 2014 in response to the lived experience of its founders, Lee Willows and Anne and Keith Evans. Anne’s son, Alan Lockhart, died by suicide in […]

Ygam CEO receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Nottingham Trent University

London, 13 December 2023: Ygam CEO, Dr. Jane Rigbye, has been recognised by Nottingham Trent University for her outstanding work and contributions to public health and the prevention of gaming and gambling harms. The University’s Outstanding Alumni Award was established to acknowledge and celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to their research fields and […]

Statement: Response to the Gambling Commission’s Young People and Gambling Report 2023

Last week, the Gambling Commission published their annual Young People and Gambling report, revealing a notable decline in participation and prevalence of gambling harms. While we welcome this trend, it is crucial to underscore that any level of harm stemming from gambling among young people is unacceptable. Great Britain is one of the only jurisdictions […]

English Gambling Education Hub Portal goes live

London, 23 October 2023: This week marks the launch of the English Gambling Education Hub (EGEH) portal, a new resource which provides clear evidence-based information, support, and education to those working with children and young people. The EGEH is a collaboration of seven organisations working together across England. The two national partners are GamCare and […]

BLOG: Navigating the digital world and safeguarding mental health.

London, 10 October 2023: The connection between mental health and the digital world is intricate. In a time where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, understanding the impact that activities like gaming and online gambling can have on mental health is more important than ever. The UK government’s recent Suicide Prevention Strategy underscores the […]

Ygam pledges to become a Disability Confident Leader

This week is National Inclusion Week 2023. Founded by Inclusive Employers, National Inclusion Week is a week dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces. The theme for this year is ‘Take Action Make Impact’, and we have decided to act and commit to becoming a Disability Confident Leader. This pledge is […]