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Ygam and GamCare to lead educational initiative across England

Ygam and GamCare to lead educational initiative across England

Ygam and GamCare have launched an English nationwide intervention and harm prevention portal alongside several regional organisations as part of a GambleAware-commissioned project. The English Gambling Education Hub (EGEH) portal is a collaborative effort between the duo and five other organisations – Aquarius, ARA, Beacon Counselling Trust and Breakeven. Its remit goes beyond England’s borders, however, as EGEH will also …

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RGC praises efficiency of YGAM ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme

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Ygam’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ workshops have been validated by a Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) evaluation, one of its partners in the programme, showing a positive response from participants. The RGC reported that 91% of participants in the workshops rated the programme as ‘good’ or ‘very good’. Around two-thirds of participants – which included GPs and nurses, among other healthcare professionals – …

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EGEH: British youth needs a voice to minimise gambling harms 

SBC News EGEH: British youth needs a voice to minimise gambling harms 

GamCare has notified stakeholders that the English Gambling Education Hub (EGEH) has published its first Insights Report after its initial networking event. The topic was the effectiveness of collaboration in addressing gambling harms among young people. EGEH is a cross-collaboration research hub formed of seven organisations funded by GambleAware – including GamCare, Aquarius, ARA, Recovery for All, Beacon Counselling Trust, …

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‘Seriousness and proximity’ of gambling addictions highlighted amongst students

SBC News ‘Seriousness and proximity’ of gambling addictions highlighted amongst students

One in four students who gamble may be experiencing harm and one in two say that gambling has affected their university experience, research carried out by Censuswide has found. The study is a follow up on a survey in 2022 which was commissioned by education charity Ygam and GAMSTOP, a national online self-exclusion service. In a total of 2,000 students …

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YGAM finds ‘source of pride’ as 1.8m young people reached in 2022

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YGAM remains on track with its training, education and outreach objectives following a successful year in 2022, according to the group’s latest social impact report. The charity’s breakdown outlined that training was provided to 4,819 delegates alongside 2,994 teachers and youth workers, expanding the group’s reach to a wider range of people. Of the teachers trained, 98.1% are now confident that …

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Ygam CEO: Gambling education an ‘essential part’ of UK regulatory framework

Ygam CEO: Gambling education an ‘essential part’ of UK regulatory framework

Ygam will remain active in whatever legislative environment the UK government establishes, according to CEO Dr Jane Rigbye – but that doesn’t mean that the charity doesn’t have a preference. Discussing the Gambling Act review White Paper and its potential outcomes at a recent Parliamentary Reception, Rigbye asserted to MPs – including former Gambling Minister Damian Phillips – that education …

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Shadow Minister calls for White Paper funding reform at Ygam reception

Jeff Smith MP, Shadow Education Minister, speaks at Ygam

Ygam hosted a Parliamentary Reception this week, featuring speeches from several sitting MPs, including Shadow Education Minister Jeff Smith MP and former Gambling Minister Damian Collins. On the agenda was, unsurprisingly, the forthcoming White Paper on the UK’s Gambling Act review, which will overhaul Britain’s legislation on betting and gaming for the first time since 2005, with the aim of …

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YGAM’s Dr Jane Rigbye: Betting can benefit from third sector experience

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As Safer Gambling Week comes to a close, Dr Jane Rigbye, Chief Executive of YGAM, reflected on the importance of the week-long initiative’s message.  A chartered psychologist and career healthcare professional, Rigbye argued in a post on YGAM’s website that the ‘national level’ of awareness raising on gambling harm during Safer Gambling Week is ‘vitally important’. Of key importance to …

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GamCare launches new Education Framework in partnership with YGAM & Fast Forward

SBC News GamCare launches new Education Framework in partnership with YGAM & Fast Forward

GamCare and education charities YGAM and Fast Forward have produced a new framework to help public institutions raise awareness among young people about gambling harms and disorders.  The “Gambling Education Framework” is a collaborative help document composed by the charities to “assist anyone who works with young people, a set of evidence-based principles to deliver effective gambling education.”   The framework …

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