Gambling and Young People

Did you know that 55,000 11-16-year-olds in the UK are problem gamblers, and that 12 studies have shown a link between purchasing 'Loot Boxes' in video games and problem gambling? ...  Youth Work Alliance is, currently, working with YGAM to offer fully funded City & Guilds assured online training for youth-facing-staff on the topic of gaming and gambling related harm.  These sessions aim to enable professionals to safeguard young people by developing their critical-thinking and decision-making skills.  Workshop content includes: gaming and gambling related harm; advertising and regulation; mental health and wellbeing; the blurred lines between gaming and gambling; how to spot signs of harm; and where to get help and support.  On completion of the training, attendees are given access to download a wide range of award-winning resources.  To find out more, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.