YGAM awarded Trusted Charity Mark for effective governance and management

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark Level 2 award recognising the exceptional work it does as a third sector organisation. YGAM was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, […]

National Teaching Assistant Day: ‘How Gaming helps me as a TA’

In this Guest Blog to mark National Teaching Assistants Day, Kathryn Henderson, Teaching Assistant and Gamer writes for YGAM about the importance of understanding the world of Gaming. When I left school, I knew two things for certain. Firstly, I wanted to work with children and young people and secondly, I loved Gaming. Gaming has played a big […]

Shadow Minister welcomes new gaming and gambling harms training for health professionals

The Shadow Minister for Mental Health is supporting a new training programme launched in London to address a lack of knowledge and confidence amongst health professionals in diagnosing children and young people with gaming and gambling addictions. The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme has been established by an alliance of expert organisations including Bournemouth University and leading […]

YGAM expands programmes to the Isle of Wight

James Attrill, the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, has welcomed the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) to the island, saying “there is a real need for their services to support our young people,” and has encouraged teachers and youth organisations to take advantage of the free training available. YGAM is an […]

Doncaster Director of Public Health welcomes YGAM growth in the region

A leading education charity has been praised by Doncaster’s Director of Public Health for continuing to expanding their crucial work in the region to help safeguard young people from gaming and gambling harm.   Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health for Doncaster Council has been working with the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust […]

YGAM report to MPs highlights online abuse of girl gamers

A short report exploring the abuse and harassment of female gamers created by UK charity The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been submitted to MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and E Sports. The report, which details the experiences of some young women whilst playing video games online, seeks […]

YGAM publish Invitation to Tender (ITT) for impact evaluation

Wednesday 13th May 2020 is a date that will long stick in the memory of most of the team at YGAM – it was the day we took our training online for the first time. Twelve months on and we have trained over 5000 professionals, who in turn will deliver our resources to over 500,000 […]

YGAM announces new appointments to Board of Trustees

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has welcomed three new Trustees to its Board as part of a commitment to diversify leadership at the charity.   The Charity Commission has confirmed the appointments of Christina Okorocha, Anne Casey and Kwaku Owusu-Ansah. The additions are the result of a targeted recruitment drive with the […]

New Parent Hub launched with gaming advice to support families

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched a new and improved website designed to give the parents of young gamers access to a range of information and support to allow them to engage with and enjoy the world of video games whilst being safe online. The website, known as the ‘Parent Hub’ […]