Events

Mental Health in Games & Game Development

  • 6th March 2020

  • Meet Up

  • 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Let's talk mental health representation in games and mental health in the game development industry. Speakers from Jagex, Hellblade and more

About this Event


Schedule

18.30 - 18.45 - Arrival, registration

18:45 - 19:15 - Representing Mental Health in Games - talk about Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - Tracey Bartlett, Recovery College Manager for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

19:15 - 20:00 - Best Practices - using games and corporate culture to cultivate positive mental health. Panel with Jagex, Safe in Our World and more!

20:00 - 20:10 - Break

20:10 - 20:30 - My story - personal story from freelance game developer

20:30 - 21:00 - Networking, wrap-up

Tracey Bartlett, Recovery College Manager for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is am passionate about breaking down stigma and discrimination in relation to mental health and feel very proud of the work with Ninja Theory. Her work with CPFT includes overseeing the training and professional development of the Trust’s Peer Support Workers and the development and continued management of the Trust’s Recovery College East service which operates across Cambridgeshire. She has her own lived experience of mental health challenges.

Kim Parker-Adcock is the Vice Chairperson Board of Trustees of Safe in Our World, the Video Game Mental Health Charity. She is also the founder and MD of OPM, having worked in the industry since 1992 in distribution and recruitment. Kim has grown OPM from a one-woman-band in a loft conversion office on a borrowed chair, to the successful internationally acclaimed company that it is today.

This event is organised by Game Anglia, Games Eden, the Cambridge Game Devs community and the Bradfield Centre.

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