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, […]

YGAM team up with GAMSTOP and RecoverMe to launch university tour

Three organisations working to reduce gambling-related harms have joined forces for a university tour that aims to raise awareness and promote the support that is available to students. The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an award-winning leading education charity, has collaborated with GAMSTOP, the national online self-exclusion scheme, and RecoverMe, a mobile health […]

New survey shows students use borrowed money to gamble

More than one in three university students who gamble are using borrowed money to do so, a new survey has revealed. A survey of 2,000 students across the UK found that 80% of them have gambled and 41% of this group admit that gambling has had a negative impact on their university experience, including missing […]

INTERVIEW: Introducing Dr Jane Rigbye, Chief Executive of YGAM

Introducing Dr Jane Rigbye who starts her role as our new Chief Executive today. Dr Rigbye, a chartered psychologist and fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, brings a wealth of experience to the role following fifteen years working in this professional field. The appointment signals the start of an exciting new chapter for YGAM […]

YGAM & Betknowmore UK ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme receives RSPH accreditation

A specialist programme, developed by the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University to support health professionals, has received formal accreditation from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme equips health professionals, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, social prescribers and mental health workers, with the knowledge and understanding […]