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, […]

YGAM Chief Executive to step down

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has announced their Founder and Chief Executive, Lee Willows, will be leaving the charity at the end of this month. Lee Willows has held the position for more than seven years, having set up the award-winning charity with Anne and Keith Evans in 2014 following their devastating […]

YGAM team up with Police & Fire Cadets

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has established a new training collaboration with the Police Cadets and the Fire Cadets. Following YGAM’s training of several Police forces, including the London Met, this development has been a natural progression in charity’s delivery of the ‘Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme’. The training will help […]

BLOG: Celebrating World Teachers Day

At YGAM, we’re proud to work with thousands of inspirational teachers every year. Teaching is a special profession that helps shape the futures of our young people. Our charity was founded by a teacher and our team consists of many former teachers. Kyle Riding, Head of National Programme at YGAM reflects on his teaching days […]

YGAM partners with Cambridgeshire’s Eyes and Ears Schools Programme

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered with the local Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Eyes and Ears programme to provide the opportunity for teachers to attend two workshops providing access to a host of gaming and gambling teaching resources as well as the chance to obtain certification. Eyes and Ears, a community and […]

YGAM achieves ISO certificate for high standards

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has continued to receive more recognition for the professional statutory and regulatory standards to which the charity is operating. The education charity has gained the ISO 9001:2015 certificate after an extensive audit of the organisation’s internal operations. This is a globally recognised quality management standard developed and […]