Interview with Dr Jennifer Hazel: Checkpoint, games & mental health

Games and how they relate to mental health has always been a hot topic and this week we speak to Dr Jennifer Hazel about how her organisation Checkpoint aims to help promote positive outcomes.

May 17, 2017 9:00 AM
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This week we’re joined by Dr Jennifer Hazel one of the co-founders and Director of Checkpoint an organisation that aims to get the conversation going around mental health and gaming.


Checkpoint have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a video series which looks at the way mental health is portrayed in games, and to promote healthy practices for those who play games and work in games.

We talk about healthy and functional behaviours, game design and what role governments play, plus learn why Dr Hazel wanted to start a video series.

Mental health is something we take very seriously here, and we’re very glad that people are talking to others and seeking help if they need it. If you need help you can call Lifeline 24hrs a day on 13 11 14.

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