Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

March 8th, 2019|

In collaboration with headspace and Le Va, two leading mental health organisations in Australia and New Zealand, we’re launching ‘Recall and Restore’, a week-long initiative focused on promoting good mental health among young people.

Recall and Restore will run for the week of 11 March 2019, and will feature the launch of new resources designed to help young people enjoy gaming and its educational benefits, while not allowing it to negatively impact other areas of their lives.

These resources span important topics such as:

  • What does healthy online gaming look like?

  • The relationship between sleep and gaming

  • Screen time

  • Understanding gaming: a guide for family and friends.

“For many young people, recognising what good physical health looks like is easy, but it can be much harder for them to reflect on their mental health,” says headspace CEO Jason Trethowan.

“There are a number of easy self-help techniques and strategies that can be incorporated into a young person’s day-to-day life that will make a significant impact to how they’re feeling.”

Recall and Restore will also see the Oceanic Pro League focus on mental health for the week, with professional League of Legends players sharing their tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy balance in life through a video which will be available on this site (and broadcast live to thousands of fans).

We want wellbeing to be at the centre of every young person’s gaming experience. Keep an eye on this site around 13 March to find out how you can further support the young people in your life who may be experiencing a mental health challenge.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation in Australia – https://headspace.org.au

Le Va is here to support New Zealand and Pasifika families and communities- www.leva.co.nz