Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust - Free training and educational resources



YGAM is a national education charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people to help them make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.

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We provide free training and educational resources to anyone who works with young and vulnerable people aged 7-25, including teachers, tutors, youth workers, mental-health specialists, prison and probation officers, community volunteers and police officers. The YGAM programme complements the National Curriculum, with particular emphasis on PSHE and RSE, student enrichment programmes and the latest Ofsted framework around creating confident, self-assured learners.

Crucial learning on mental health and wellbeing, risk assessment, money and debt are incorporated within the programme, as well as a better understanding of why people engage in certain behaviours and activities.

Our FREE online, live webinars provide a 90-minute overview of our programme and are designed so that practitioners have the tools required to start a purposeful conversation with their young people. They include information on the signs of harm to look out for and where to find specialist support. In addition, a free booklet of over 60 activities is made available to all attendees.

Topics covered include:

•             The signs to look out for when an individual is at risk and where to seek help

•             How young people growing up in a tech-savvy environment are increasingly exposed to gaming and gambling and how these activities have become normalised and are part of everyday culture in this country

•             The influence of advertising, particularly around sporting events, and how this has drifted across into the online world

•             The role of social media, in game purchases, loot boxes and Esports

We also offer a further top up sessions tailored to meet the needs of specific practitioner groups. This session provides a detailed breakdown of our online bank of resources, and on completion enable delegates to receive full Pearson certification.

When Government guidelines allow we would be happy to arrange face to face 1 day workshops.

To book a place on a webinar please follow this link - https://www.ygam.org/book-a-workshop/

To find out more about YGAM please go to our website www.ygam.org

Our new website developed specifically for parents can be found at - https://parents.ygam.org/

To discuss any of these options or for more information please do get in touch. If you have any colleagues / other staff members who may benefit from this training please feel free to forward this email.

YGAM Overview 2020.pdf

YGAM_Online_Training_A5_Flier_CJB01 (002).pdf

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