Game Therapy

Research has shown video games to be a fun, motivating and well-received activity for people with mental health issues. Many clients with chronic illness will spend months, or even years, in hospital and this may be on an involuntary basis. Our recreational sessions bring games to vulnerable communities who may benefit from the impact on affect, emotional regulation, anxiety levels and motivation.

Best of all, we are able to offer FREE subscriptions to the ground-breaking meditation app Headspace, worth more than $200 each.


Consumer takeaways:

  • Learn how "play" and recreation can be an important part of recovery.
  • Discover the potential of games for relaxation, improvement of mood, and social cohesion.
  • Have fun and take a break from the normal atmosphere of ward or clinic life.

Staff takeaways:

  • Understand the clinical evidence between games, technology, and mental health.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of using technology in patient care.
  • Have fun and take a break from the normal atmosphere of ward or clinic life (!)

These sessions are free for publicly funded services.

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Contact Info


The Arcade, 164 Kings Way, South Melbourne, 3205

1300 512 440

contact@checkpoint.org.au

We respond promptly to all queries. If you have any questions about what CheckPoint does, our mission statement and goals, how to help, how to get involved, or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out.