Welcome to GamerMates!
How Does This Work?
GamerMates is a pro-mental health gaming community. We’ve made it super easy to find like-minded people (your gamermates!) who you can play your favourite video games with. You can find local folk, or someone on the other side of the world. You can play anything from Overwatch to Animal Crossing.
What you decide to do is your choice – with an understanding that everyone here is supportive of each other.
I Don’t Feel Like Opening Up.
That’s totally okay. We’re not here to tell you to share personal information. For many people, just having friends they can hang out with in a place they know to be safe and supportive is enough to get them through a tough time. For others, they might want to find someone to chat to, and if you both agree to it, that’s great! GamerMates is there for you.
Are There Counsellors at GamerMates?
Not yet. If this goes well we are hoping to look into getting volunteers who are mental health trained to act as supportive game buddies.
What Does Pro-Mental Health Mean?
It means you understand that everybody has mental health, that everybody has strengths, and vulnerabilities, and you respect and support that. It means you are interested in improving your own wellbeing, and helping others, by being part of a supportive community here at CheckPoint. This is designed to be a group of people who all benefit emotionally and socially through the power of games – and one another.
What If Someone Says Something I Don’t Like?
Please end the game session and discuss this with a mod as soon as possible. Remember to include the person’s CheckPoint username.
Where Do We Meet?
You can chat on our Steam group, in our Discord channel, or in game. Once you sign up, you’ll see the Discord Widget to the right here and you can introduce yourself to people in groups. Why not try the search tool? You can find gamermates playing what you like, when you are awake – then join them in games and the forums.
Join the 800 gamermates!
“Being a part of GamerMates means having a bunch of like-minded people to talk about your favorite games about. But also, to occasionally find compassion and empathy in the times when depression is at its worst.”
“I’m so grateful for GamerMates because being part of this pro-mental health gaming community allows me to have fun while both giving and receiving mental health encouragement and support in a positive, inclusive community where everyone is welcomed and valued.”
“I applied today to attend a Social Anxiety group. Still can’t believe I did it. It’s all down to you guys at CheckPoint. Don’t know what switch you guys flicked in my head the fact I am trying to tackle my Anxiety again well forever grateful Thanks ❤”
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