Game

Therapy

Projects

It's a

Game Changer

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It is increasingly recognized that many people who are recovering from physical ill-health (head injury, stroke, dementia),  mental ill-health (simple psychological trauma, complex psychological trauma, addiction) or social disadvantage (prison populations) can benefit from Game Therapy (see extensive international  research database here).

the challenge

the challenge

  trauma informed approach

 Physical Health
Recovery from head injury, stroke, dementia via occuptaional therap

 Mental Health
Recovery from simple trauma, PTSD and complex trauma via psychological therapies

 Social Disadvantage
Such as prison populations, people experiencing homelessness and those with special educational needs 

There is growing interest in trialing Game Therapy in the UK however there is currently little experience and almost no provision of Game Therapy in the UK.
Game Therapy UK was formed to promote research into Game Therapy in the UK population, to provide education and ‘best-practice’ training, and to support innovative projects across the NHS, social services and health charities.

Level Up

homelessness

project

It's a

Game Changer

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LEVEL UP- it's a game changer. 

Level Up
is a Game Therapy project, working in partnership with homeless charities to trial the use of Game Therapy to engage with an often hard-to-reach population of clients experiencing homelessness.

Game Therapy UK will provide the methodology, the therapeutically designed game, and the game facilitator. The psychologist and recovery worker can be provided by either Game Therapy UK or the partner homeless charity. 

Level Up brings clients together, once per week, and facilitates them in playing an RPG of our own design (a bit like a simplified Dungeons & Dragons) with the intention of providing an entertaining game, a creative escape, and an opportunity for positive social interaction.

 
Whilst the clients are engaging with the game, we also take the opportunity to intervene and provide training in social skills (AQA qualifications to support Education to Employment), support drug and alcohol recovery, and offer psychological therapies.

Click here for more details on LEVEL UP projects supporting people experiencing homelessness. 

'The use of Role Playing Games to help the clients model communication skills, and emotional self-regulation could be invaluable in preparing the clients for more conventional therapeutic interventions'.

Power Up

addiction

recovery

project

It's a

Game Changer

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POWER UP- it's a game changer. 

Power Up
is a Game Therapy project, working in partnership with addiction services to trial the use of Game Therapy to engage with people in recovery from addiction. 

Game Therapy UK will provide the methodology, the therapeutically designed game, and the game facilitator. The psychologist and recovery worker can be provided by either Game Therapy UK or the partner addiction services. 

Power Up brings clients together, once per week, and facilitates them in playing an RPG of our own design (a bit like a simplified Dungeons & Dragons) with the intention of providing an entertaining game, a creative escape, and an opportunity for positive social interaction.

 
Whilst the clients are engaging with the game, we also take the opportunity to intervene and provide training in social skills (AQA qualifications to support Education to Employment), support drug and alcohol recovery, and offer psychological therapies.

Click here for more details on POWER UP projects supporting people in recovery from addiction. 

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Next Up

military

veterans

project

It's a

Game Changer

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NEXT UP- it's a game changer. 

Next Up
is a Game Therapy project, working in partnership with NHS Veterans to trial the use of Game Therapy to engage with an often hard-to-reach population of military veterans experiencing mental health challenges caused by their military service.

Game Therapy UK will provide the methodology, the therapeutically designed game, and the game facilitator. The psychologist and other workers can be provided by either Game Therapy UK or the partner homeless charity. 

Next Up brings clients together, once per week, and facilitates them in playing an RPG of our own design (a bit like a simplified Dungeons & Dragons) with the intention of providing an entertaining game, a creative escape, and an opportunity for positive social interaction.

 
Whilst the clients are engaging with the game, we also take the opportunity to intervene and offer psychological therapies.

The groups can participate Face to Face or Online. 

Click here for more details on NEXT UP projects supporting people experiencing homelessness. 

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NEXT UP can be delivered
face to face or online

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FUTURE PROJECTS

Some projects currently in development include work with Occupational Therapists on the management of recovery from brain injury, projects with young people with autism and prison populations. 

If you have a Game Therapy project ongoing or in development we'd love to hear from you. 

INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?

If you would like to volunteer to support one of our Game Therapy projects, or would like support in setting up your own local Game Therapy project please drop us an email. We've love to hear from you.

We also have a
Game Therapy UK Community Group on Facebook for you to chat, contribute and share your thoughts.

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