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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameU - KEYNOTE: Mental Health for GameDev Community, Room 106

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Working in the games industry, it can often feel like there are a thousand things to do which are more urgent than looking after your own mental health. However, there is ample evidence which confirms that common conditions, such as depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, and social isolation, can impact on your work and your wider health. A systematic stigma against mental illness has resulted in many people feeling unable to speak out about their experiences or get help, causing a long term impact to their wellbeing.

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Dr. Jennifer Hazel

Jennifer is a fully qualified medical doctor who has practised in both the UK and Australia. She spent several years working in the Emergency Department before specialising in Psychiatry. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for the use of game technology in the therapeutic setting. To this end, she founded CheckPoint, a registered charity to connect mental health care with video game technology. At CheckPoint, Jennifer contributes to clinical... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

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