Tag Archives: Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)

YGAM selects Dr Ali Lutte-Elliott to lead Mindful Resilience programme

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has confirmed that Dr Ali Lutte-Elliott will head up the charity’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme. Launched in September, the ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council and Betknowmore UK which aims to ‘deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare …

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YGAM urges greater awareness of gaming for parents

Kev Clelland, Operations Director at the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has urged parents to gain a thorough understanding of game mechanics and online behaviours in a bid to try ‘safeguard children from the potential harms of the digital world’. Writing for the charity as FIFA 21 launched, Clelland urged parents to utilise the resources offered by YGAM …

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North East teachers undergo YGAM safeguarding training

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will continue to deliver training on problem gambling after securing a new agreement with Sunderland-based teacher recruitment agency AK Teaching. Through this new partnership, YGAM will focus on delivering training to schools and teachers in the North East before advancing its National Education Programme even further in the region. Jonathan Greener, Branch …

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YGAM spearheads GP problem gambling training initiative

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has confirmed that it will lead a new initiative to ‘deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare professionals’. The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK. YGAM will take responsibility of leading the collaboration, …

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YGAM and Betknowmore team up to launch Safer Gambling Training

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with Betknowmore to launch Safer Gambling Training.  The programme, which was launched at this week’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, will provide gambling industry employees with specialist online training to strengthen play protection standards and effectively safeguard consumers from gambling-related harm. Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM said: “Our journey …

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YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been awarded the City & Guilds Assured status for the second year running. Following a ‘robust evaluation process’, YGAM has chosen to work exclusively with City & Guilds for all their certifications, across all educational programmes and resources. Lee Willows, YGAM Chief Executive, said: “Our team have very much enjoyed working …

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YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has undergone a six-month independent evaluation, carried out by Clearview Research (CVR), which identified new ways that the charity can ‘effectively engage’ with ethnic minority communities. Building upon the CVR report commissioned by GambleAware last year, entitled ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’, CVR carried out a review into YGAM’s website, social media channels, …

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YGAM delivers gambling education to UNISON members

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, to offer in-depth training on gambling and gambling-related harms. Through the partnership, YGAM will offer free accredited workshops and resources to anyone who works with or cares for young people which will offer the necessary tools to safeguard young people from the potential …

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