YGAM appoint Dr Jane Rigbye as new Chief Executive

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jane Rigbye as their new Chief Executive. 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. This includes […]

YGAM reach 1 million young people after second successful year of programme

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has again surpassed its annual targets to train thousands of teachers and youth workers as part of the ‘Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme’. Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the charity has trained 3895 education professionals in 2021 including teachers, education professionals, and practitioners in […]

3 things parents of young gamers need to know this Black Friday

Our Education Manager, Claire Patel, provides parents with some key safeguarding information to help parents keep their children safe online when gaming. If you’re like me, the manic lead up to Christmas as a parent has been underway for quite some time already. It seems that the list-writing and the virtual shopping trips start earlier […]

YGAM supports Chesterfield FC gambling harm awareness match

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) joined a group of organisations at the Chesterfield FC vs Altrincham FC game last night to raise awareness of gambling-related harms and the support available to fans.   The club invited a selection of organisations committed to preventing gambling harms and helping those who may be struggling […]

BLOG: I’m on my journey to becoming the person I want to be

On this week two years ago, I sat in my living room having gambled and lost my monthly wage on an online casino within a 45-minute period. The stark reality that I had just relapsed quickly set in. During that 45-minute window, I didn’t acknowledge the consequences of my actions, the urges were too powerful. […]

New educational short film receives huge plaudits at premiere event

A diverse mix of community leaders, faith leaders, and young people gathered in London for the premiere of a hard-hitting short drama that supports a ground-breaking education programme aimed at addressing the issue of gambling addiction disproportionally affecting young people from ethnic minority populations.   The ‘Do It For Her’ film has been commissioned by […]

YGAM named as Clarion Gaming’s international charity partner

Clarion Gaming has marked the UK’s Safer Gambling Week by confirming that education charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has become its first international charity partner. The partnership, which will run from November 2021 through to October 2022, will see the two organisations co-operate across a range of initiatives with Clarion providing its […]

Industry leaders take part in Safer Gambling Training initiative

The ‘Safer Gambling Training Leaders Pledge’ has been launched by prominent charities YGAM and Betknowmore and will see industry Chief Executives and Directors complete specialist training programmes on player protection and harm prevention every day during the campaign week. Industry leaders will complete five online modules during the week covering important topics including customer vulnerability, […]