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 […]

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 […]