Building Resilience Around Gaming and Gambling

YWA (Youth Work Alliance) is working with YGAM (Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) and GamCare to bring an education and support programme to Northern Ireland, with the mission of safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms.  

Gambling-related harms have been presented as a hidden issue in Northern Ireland for many years, which makes it even more vital for us to ensure children and vulnerable people are informed, educated and safeguarded against the potential harms associated with gambling and increasingly, gaming too. 

YWA has 2 Education Officers Helen McVitty-O’Hara and Kevin McGuckin who facilitate the evidence-led, evaluated, and accredited education programmes that extend beyond the individuals that we reach directly by equipping people with the skills and confidence to talk to others about gambling harms and identify harmful behaviour in those close to them.

Feedback from Youth Workers who have completed the training and how it will impact on their practice:

“it’s really helped not only our young people but also helps us to help each other, it will help us be more conscious while organising activities and behaviours to be aware of”

“have better information to talk to young people about the dangers of gaming and gambling, will help with the delivery of workshops to young people to help raise awareness”

“more aware of signs and confident to deliver interventions and awareness around these topics”

The training is delivered free and currently online, offered in 2 options:

1 Full session taking up to 3 hours

2 Delivered in 2 parts – Introduction taking 2 hours and Follow-up taking 1 hour

Upon completion of the training, you will be given log in details to YGAMS resource section.

For further information see attached flyer HERE.

To express interest in receiving training please complete the form link

Email: Mobile: 079 504 715 53

Email: Mobile: 074 989 283 57