Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)

The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has a mission to educate, inform and safeguard young people against the problems of gambling and social gaming. YGAM delivers its social purpose and derives social benefit for the UK through the delivery of the following three products:

Train the Trainer workshops

YGAM delivers accredited training to teachers, youth workers, community mental health colleagues, prison & probation colleagues and community volunteers, enabling them to deliver the YGAM gambling-related harm-prevention programme. This YGAM programme and its resources have been accredited by Ofqual provider, ASDAN; quality-assured by the PSHE Association and YGAM has secured the prestigious Pearson Assured quality mark.

Peer Education projects

YGAM works in partnership with universities to train year two & three students to become YGAM peer mentors. Trained peer mentors are then employed part-time to deliver a range of gambling-related harm prevention programmes and awareness campaigns within their universities and local communities.


Through the delivery of the above two products, a programme of research into the attitudes, thinking and behaviours of young people and gambling / social gaming will be created to establish a global research network, specifically targeting teenagers and young adults. Additionally, YGAM will work with our research partners to undertake both qualitative and quantitative research into the effectiveness and impact of the YGAM products

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