Who are YGAM?
The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people, helping them build resilience and understand the potential harms caused by gambling and gaming.
This is achieved through evidence-led, evaluated and accredited education programmes and resources for anyone who works with or cares for young and vulnerable people, including teachers, youth workers, community volunteers and mental health specialists. YGAM also works closely with universities and students to raise awareness of gambling and gaming related harm.
The charity was set up in 2014, following Lee, Anne and Keith’s devastating experiences with gambling. Watch our Founders’ Stories to learn about the impact gambling had on their lives and why they are so passionate about safeguarding young and vulnerable people.
The Parent Hub
Parents can often feel overwhelmed in a world of constantly advancing technology and YGAM is keen to provide simple, usable resources to help parents have honest and open conversations with their children around the topics of gaming and gambling. In keeping with its social purpose, the YGAM Parent Hub is looking to: Inform parents of ways to build their children’s resilience online and offline, creating a healthy balance and providing resources to help parents engage with their children. Educate parents around gaming, in-app purchases and gambling, helping them understand the potential harms caused by online play and the blurred lines between gaming and gambling. Safeguard children through the use of online safety settings and increased awareness of how to stay safe and resilient in their environment. These resources have been developed after listening to the views of young people and parents.