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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 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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GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations

GVC Holdings has praised the development and launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) ‘Parent Hub’ as a vital educational resource for UK families. The FTSE100 firm funded the development of YGAM’s Parent Hub, which launched this summer to coincide with the break-up of UK schools. The Parent Hub serves as a digital portal providing parents and carers …

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YGAM calls for diverse perspectives on regulatory change

Lee Willows, founder of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has called for ‘a range of different voices’ to be included in the Experts by Experience initiatives to ensure that the programmes are ‘representative of the totality of the gambling experience’. Willows emphasised that Experts by Experience initiatives must draw upon ‘lived experiences’ to ensure that they are ‘fully-inclusive’ …

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Deputy Speaker praises work of YGAM founders

Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has praised the commitment of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) founders for improving awareness of problem gambling. Dame Winterton highlighted the work of Anne and Keith Evans, with the charity now delivering a £10 million national education program aiming to reach over …

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Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform 

Lee Willows, Chief Executive of educational charity The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), said that the education sector must be further engaged in the regulatory makeup of the gambling sector.  Willows made his statement reflecting on the significant events of last week, following three separate industry oversight reports being published by the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG); …

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BGC commits £10m to fund GamCare & YGAM’s education support programme

Strengthening its safer gambling mandate, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed the launch of a new £10 million funded ‘education and support programme’ across the UK. The learning programme, co-developed by GamCare and YGAM, is seeking to educate 11-19 year olds on problem gambling awareness, addictive behaviours and the real-life consequences of gambling addiction. The BGC explained that the …

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YGAM hires UKGC comms exec as Head of External Affairs

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has strengthened its senior leadership after confirming the appointment of Daniel Bliss as its new Head of External Affairs. Bliss joins the charity after working as part of the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) communications team for the last three years. During his tenure at the UKGC, Bliss was involved in key projects …

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