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 […]

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 […]