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CheckPoint aims to tackle mental health issues using video games

Non-profit organisation CheckPoint has released its first full trailer for the upcoming CheckPoint series.

The webseries begins on January 29th and tackles mental health issues using the power of video games.

It will be available to watch on YouTube, Steam, and the CheckPoint website.

Over two seasons, the series will feature information about mental health issues, including interviews with games industry heroes who have lived experience of them, and an exploration about the uses of video games for positive well-being and resilience.

The series includes high profile games industry veterans, including Ken Levine, creator of the Bioshock series.

The trailer displays some of the show’s structure, high production values, animations and excerpts from interviews.

This trailer has been highly anticipated since its successful Kickstarter campaign in June 2017.

It is sponsored by Way Down Deep and supported by Hipster Whale, Mighty Games, Digital Fox, Well Placed Cactus, Gallagher Bassett, SuperBetter and Dinosaur Polo Club.

CheckPoint is a non-profit organisation that connects mental health resources with video games.

CheckPoint believes games can help recovery, and even be therapeutic.

Their mission is to support the people who play and make games and to use games for good. They do this by raising awareness of mental health issues, reducing stigma, and providing a safe peer-support community for gamers.

The organisation is run by both mental health and games industry professionals.

This enables CheckPoint’s reach to span across both industries and ensures that the information and education that they provide is accurate, relevant and implementable.

You can watch the trailer here:

 

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