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

YGAM selects Marvin Sordell as first ever ambassador

Former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell has been chosen as the first ever charity ambassador for the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). His work as a volunteer with YGAM will involve providing valuable insights to the charity’s education programmes with a strong focus on mental health. Commenting on his new role, Sordell said: “I’m delighted to become an …

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YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will deliver its education and support programme across Northern Ireland with the support of GamCare. The new initiative will primarily focus on safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms, building on the initiative which YGAM – with the backing of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has previously rolled out …

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Football Index donates Nottingham Forest and QPR shirt sponsorships to YGAM

Football Index donates Nottingham Forest and QPR shirt sponsorships to YGAM

Football Index has donated its shirt sponsorship for Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers to the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). Marking Safer Gambling Week, QPR will wear a special edition shirt for their London derby against Watford on 21 November, while Nottingham Forest will be sporting the shirts for their game against Bournemouth on 24 November. The …

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YGAM partners with Met Police in youth education initiative

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Metropolitan Police Service to train its Youth Engagement Team about how to identify and prevent gambling and gaming related harm among young people. The training initiative forms a part of the Police Service’s Youth Strategy, Engagement & Schools programme which focuses on establishing links between the police, …

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Premier League club joins forces with YGAM charity

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) charity has teamed up with Burnley Football Club in a bid to educate supporters about the risks of gambling, the Burnley Express reported. The pair aim to visit local Lancashire schools and take over PSHE lessons, with the help of the club’s foundation, Burnley FC in the Community. “The training provided by …

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YGAM and Leeds United Foundation team up for problem gambling education

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Leeds United Foundation to educate and safeguard young people across Yorkshire on safe gaming and gambling-related harms. The new partnership will aim to help teach and inform young people, teachers and parents about the risks associated with intensive gaming and gambling harms, as well as information on safeguarding …

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YGAM’s Student Hub receives NUS endorsement

Following the launch of its Student Hub resource earlier this week, the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received the backing of the National Union of Students (NUS). The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing gambling-related harm by providing them with information and support. The website will feature interactive elements …

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YGAM delivers problem gambling support with ‘Student Hub’

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will raise awareness of gaming and gambling-related harm among students with the launch of its new Student Hub. The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing harm by providing them with information and support. Pete Woodward, Head of Delivery for University and Student Engagement at …

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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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YGAM launches Parent Hub education service

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has committed to boosting education surrounding gambling-related harms with the launch of a new ‘Parent Hub’. The new service will provide families with ‘resources, information and activities to help build digital resilience and safeguard their children’. Amanda Atkinson, Head of Parental Engagement at YGAM said: “The enormous variety of games and in-app …

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