One of the most life affirming games I have ever played. There is a strong emphasis on recovering from trauma, the power of friendship and trust, overcoming hardships. The game uses a calendar system in which you go about your daily life, with a huge selection of things to...
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Author: William Macfarlane This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. “You can do this.” Celeste tells the story of a woman named Madeline who sets out to climb a mountain. As the player, it’s up to us to make that happen, and so...
For those living with mental health challenges feeling like you’ve achieved anything can be a bridge difficult to cross. We set targets for ourselves that seem insurmountable, digging into that small reserve of spoons – mental, physical and emotional energy – we have available on any given day, and...
This article is cross-posted with permission from the wonderful blog Screen Therapy. How Games Help Us Practice Emotional Resilience This is the second part of this article. In the previous part we talked about the definition of resilience and the use of video games to train our mental resilience –...
This article is cross-posted with permission from the wonderful blog Screen Therapy. Games Teach Us How To Fail Well It’s getting dark outside, you’ve been playing this game since lunch. It’s your day off and you’re spending it in front of a screen, cursing under your...
This guest feature was written by Dr Neil R. Jeyasingam, Bsc(Med), MBBS, MBus, MPsych, Cert(Old Age), FRANZCP. He is a Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Philosopher and Player of Games. Buy his book (it’s pretty good!) (The following uses material reprinted with permission from Psychscene.) What Pokemon teaches about Psychotherapy...
This is Part 3 of 3. Part 1 | Part 2 If you struggle to cope, find yourself experiencing high levels of distress frequently, or compartmentalise emotions and actually feeling numb to things which should be upsetting, you may benefit from exploring your toolbox of coping mechanisms....
This is Part 2 of 3. Part 1 | Part 3 If you struggle to cope, find yourself experiencing high levels of distress frequently, or compartmentalise emotions and actually feeling numb to things which should be upsetting, you may benefit from exploring your toolbox of coping mechanisms....
What is a Defence Mechanism? Sometimes called “coping skills”, defence mechanisms are the psychological tactics we use to cope with situations that cause anxiety or distress. Each of us employs a mixture of different strategies in different amounts, and this can change over time. First described by Anna...
This Guest Feature was written by Matthew Moynihan. Guest features do not represent the views of CheckPoint, and are submissions to promote discussion around salient topics. 750 Words on Dopamine Feedback Loops Video games have been a source of fun, pleasure and escapism for almost sixty years. From...
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Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community in Stardew Valley Mutiplayer on Steam! STARDEW VALLEY CHECKPOINT FARM! The most exciting news of all has come to CheckPoint: we have our very own
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community in Stardew Valley Mutiplayer on Steam!
STARDEW VALLEY CHECKPOINT FARM!
The most exciting news of all has come to CheckPoint: we have our very own farm! Come along to our invite-only server, where an unlimited number of GamerMates can play co-op with us. We ask you respect the creations of others and their items and the normal GamerMates language/behaviour rules apply. Have fun!
General Multiplayer Stuff
- I’m the host and my name is Grammy
- We live on CheckPoint Farm, with our cat, “Doggo”
- You get your own cabin!
- We share the same money and farmland
- We each have our own energy bar, experience points, skills and our own relationships with NPCs
- We can all get married but each NPC can only have one spouse
- Players can marry each other and have children
Always On Mod
We have an “always on” mode installed so that I can go on with my life whilst you enjoy the farm. Here’s some features while it is autorunning because I’m AFK:
- Grammy goes to sleep every day at 2am
- Grammy will go about her day as if I am controlling her
- The game pauses when no one is playing it
- Full festival support, each festival will run for 6 minutes before the scripted event begins. You can choose whether you go to the festival or not, but all active users must go to the festival to trigger it starting
- Festivals and events will notify you via chat
- If the server is reset you’ll get a 2 minute warning before kick
Simply sign up and join us in the CheckPoint discord where we arrange sessions and share session details.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
april 3, 2019 1:00 pmapril 10, 2019 1:00 pmapril 17, 2019 1:00 pmapril 24, 2019 1:00 pmmay 1, 2019 1:00 pmmay 8, 2019 1:00 pmmay 15, 2019 1:00 pmmay 22, 2019 1:00 pmmay 29, 2019 1:00 pmjune 5, 2019 1:00 pmjune 12, 2019 1:00 pmjune 19, 2019 1:00 pmjune 26, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 3, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 10, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 17, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 24, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 31, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 7, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 14, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 21, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 28, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 4, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 11, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 18, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 25, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 2, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 9, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 16, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 23, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 30, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 6, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 13, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 20, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 27, 2019 1:00 pmdecember 4, 2019 1:00 pm
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community and explore the awesome world of tabletop games! We'll be doing a CheckPoint themed puzzles, then learning the ways of Tabletop Simulator on Steam,
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community and explore the awesome world of tabletop games!
We’ll be doing a CheckPoint themed puzzles, then learning the ways of Tabletop Simulator on Steam, with a variety of different board games to learn and have fun with.
(Friday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
april 12, 2019 4:00 pmapril 26, 2019 4:00 pmmay 10, 2019 4:00 pmmay 24, 2019 4:00 pmjune 7, 2019 4:00 pmjune 21, 2019 4:00 pmjuly 5, 2019 4:00 pmjuly 19, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 2, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 16, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 30, 2019 4:00 pmseptember 13, 2019 4:00 pmseptember 27, 2019 4:00 pmoctober 11, 2019 4:00 pmoctober 25, 2019 4:00 pmnovember 8, 2019 4:00 pmnovember 22, 2019 4:00 pmdecember 6, 2019 4:00 pmdecember 20, 2019 4:00 pmjanuary 3, 2020 4:00 pmjanuary 17, 2020 4:00 pm