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UK – YGAM appoints Dr Jane Rigbye as new Chief Executive

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have announced 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 including nine years working in several senior leadership roles at GambleAware, including…

UK – Clarion Gaming confirms YGAM as first international charity partner

Clarion Gaming has confirmed that the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), the award-winning education charity has become its first international charity partner. The partnership, which will run from November 2021 through to October 2022 will see the two organisations co-operate across a range of initiatives with Clarion providing it’s industry-leading in-person events and…

Safer Gambling Training: support your team and your customers

Over the last decade, there has been a significant shift in focus towards consumer protection and safer gambling. The explosion of the online sector has uncovered plenty of opportunities but also increased the need for support for vulnerable customers who may be at risk of experiencing harm. It has been encouraging to see more operators…

UK – YGAM leads new programme to train GPs on gambling addiction

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is leading an alliance of experts to introduce a purposeful new initiative to deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare professionals such as GPs. The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council,…

UK – YGAM act on independent evaluation findings in order to improve engagement with BAME communities

ClearView Research (CVR) the audience insight consultancy which produced the widely respected ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’ on behalf of GambleAware and includes the NHS, unicef and the Vodafone Foundation among its’ clients, has completed a six-month independent evaluation of the YGAM portfolio of products and educational resources. The evaluation was commissioned by YGAM to…

UK – YGAM’s Experts By Experience strategy could achieve more with a diverse spread of perspectives

YGAM founders have highlighted how its Experts By Experience strategy could achieve more with a diverse spread of perspectives Lee Willows, Chief Executive and co-founder of YGAM, the charity which works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against gaming and gambling-related harm, has proposed that Experts by Experience initiatives might warrant a range of…

UK – Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons praises YGAM founders on tenth anniversary of tragic loss

Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has praised the work of YGAM co-founders Anne and Keith Evans, congratulating them for their unstinting commitment to help improve awareness of gambling and gaming related harms. After suffering for over two decades with a gambling addiction, Anne Evans’ son…

UK – YGAM and GamCare go digital to deliver world class education programme despite Covid-19

Leading charities YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) and GamCare have risen to the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic by accelerating the digital transformation of their education resources and using virtual classrooms to raise awareness of gambling related harms. The two organisations, which were selected by the Betting and Gaming Council to…

UK – YGAM welcomes former Gambling Commission executive as Head of External Affairs

YGAM, the national charity that works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and social gaming, has confirmed the appointment of Daniel Bliss as the organisation’s new Head of External Affairs. Mr. Bliss joins YGAM from the Gambling Commission where he worked for three years in a number of roles within the…