Non-profit CheckPoint launches its GamerMates community mental health initiative

Non-profit organisation, CheckPoint has announced that it is launching its brand-new mental-health community, GamerMates. GamerMates is an initiative aimed at helping gamers find and connect with like-minded people to play with.

The community is designed to help gamers of all ages and locations improve their mental wellbeing. GamerMates features tiered membership levels with a range of options and access available. Free memberships are the most basic and give members the following access.

What Can I Access With a Free Account?

All of our mental health resources.

That’s right – everything we have to offer for individual self-care is free. You just need to register, which you can do in one click, via email, Twitter or Facebook. And remember, if you change your mind you can delete your account at any time.

This includes:

Self-Care Guides

A regularly updated collection of publications all about self-care and mental resilience. We’ve even added a video game flavour to them so they’re even more accessible to our audience. They come in PDF format or can be done as an online course.

Whenever you download or complete a self-care module, you’ll even unlock an achievement!

GamerMates

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.

Forums

Participate in our active forums, where you can make friends, chat about games, and learn all about mental health via an anonymous Q&A system answered by real doctors and psychologists.

Achievements

When you sign in you unlock points based achievements for engaging with CheckPoint. Level up your mental health journey today.

Other membership levels offer higher rewards such as t-shirts, loot crates, beta testing opportunities and more.

GamerMates is now available via CheckPoint.


“About CheckPoint: CheckPoint is a non-profit organisation based in Australia and New Zealand that acts to connect mental health resources with video games and technology.

The organisation is run by mental health and games industry professionals and exists to provide consultancy, advocacy, recreational activities and free resources. The amalgamation of these knowledge-bases and professional networks enables CheckPoint’s reach to span across both industries comprehensively, and ensure that the information and education that it provides is accurate, relevant and implementable.”

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