Gambling & Gaming Harm Prevention Training

South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership are offering a FREE online training session – Gambling and Gaming Harm Prevention Awareness. This session is aimed at professionals who work with young people, and is delivered by Ygam.

Ygam’s fully-funded City & Guilds Assured training equips professionals with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to deliver harm prevention sessions directly to children and young people in schools and other educational settings. Taking part in the training gives access to over 1000 resources, including information sheets and lesson plans which are mapped to the latest curriculum.

The training session is hosted online on Tuesday 23rd April, 15.45 – 16.45. You can sign-up for the session here: Gaming and Gambling Harm Prevention Awareness Tickets, Tue, Apr 23, 2024 at 3:30 PM | Eventbrite.

The session covers:

  • an introduction to Ygam and their work
  • a brief overview of gaming and gambling
  • an overview of the potential risks, harms, and impact
  • information on training, resources, and support available

Ygam also delivers awareness workshops to parents, foster carers, and social workers. The Ygam Parent Hub ( supports families with practical advice, guidance, and tips to help keep children safe online and prevent harm related to gaming and gambling.

Ygam is an award winning charity with a mission to prevent children and young people from experiencing gaming and gambling harms through awareness raising, education, and research. Established in 2014, the charity arose as a result of lived experience of its founders. After suffering for over 25 years with a gambling addiction, Alan Lockhart died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 40. His mother Anne, a former teacher, founded the charity with her husband Keith and Lee Willows. Together they are determined to use education as a tool to raise awareness and help safeguard future generations against gaming and gambling harms.

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