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Gambling & Social Gaming Awareness Education (YGAM)

The UK gambling industry has changed significantly over the last decade. Advances in new technology and the changing nature of our High Streets have impacted on the access to and advertising of gambling services in the UK. With betting shops now on every High Street, casinos open 24/7 in most cities, mobile gaming and a tech-savvy generation of young people and a massive rise in advertising, gambling is far more accessible than it has ever been.

Now, many more young people are participating in gambling or social gaming than ever before – and the statistics show that they are particularly at risk. YGAM believe it is important to educate young people, helping them make informed decisions around gambling activity; just as we educate young people about safe sex or responsible drinking.

The aim of this workshop is to:
1. increase your knowledge & understanding of gambling & gambling-related harm in the UK
2. introduce you to, use and familiarise yourself with the YGAM programme, curriculum and resources
3. provide you with immediate resources to deliver workshops to your students and young people and how YGAM can support going forward.
4. gain access to free YGAM resources via website/free training resource booklet

Programme of activities for the workshop:
    • Attitudes to gambling & social gaming: Understanding of gambling; why people choose to gamble; stereotypes of gambling and potential associated stigma with problem gambling.
    • The secret addiction: Mental health & gambling. Baseline testing & measuring student progression.
    • Facts & information: Help sheets/infographics for teachers.
    • YGAM Curriculum: YGAM curriculum, certification, student skills development, student progression and quality assurance. Exercises around building a lesson plan and school campaign
    • YGAM Programme: YGAM programme; its structure, content & learning outcomes. Explore teacher’s attitudes to gambling & dealing with student questions.
    • Tour of the Sky Betting & Gaming offices for delegates.
Senior Leadership, Healthy Schools & PSHE Coordinators
Booking Information
This is a FREE workshop to all delegates. A complimentary lunch and free training booklet are included.

Whilst the venue has no direct parking facilities, we have been advised that they do have discount cards available directly from their reception for use in the NCP car park situated next door, (NCP Car Park, Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AJ). (Around £10 daily).  We understand that discount vouchers need to be used on leaving the car park. Please contact reception staff directly at the Sky Betting Office for more information in respect of parking/discount vouchers, 0330 024 4777.
  • Course length: Full day
  • Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

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