'An innovative, evidence-based approach to address trauma and aid recovery'.
Game Therapy UK is a charity with a novel and innovate solution to improve the physical and mental health and social opportunities of groups or individuals through the provision of evidence-based Game Therapy projects.
In addition we will also promote the publication of research and evidence into the benefits of Game Therapy, and .
Game Therapy is a novel form of Drama Therapy where clients can playfully act out scenarios in a safe, controlled, psychologically informed environment to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight, and growth.
It differs from traditional Drama Therapy in that it uses collaborative Role Playing Games(RPGs), such as 'Dungeons & Dragons’-type games or video games, to intentionally achieve these therapeutic goals.
Our first projects, for 2022, are
Level Up- it's a game changer where we will be supporting a Game Therapy group for people experiencing homelessness. Our first project starts in January 2022 in Camden.
Next Up- it's a game changer where we will be supporting a Game Therapy group for people recovering from addiction in central London.
Power Up- it's a game changer where we will be supporting a Game Therapy group for military veterans experiencing the consequences of trauma associated with their military careers.
This will be followed by other projects in 2022 throughout the UK, including projects supporting people from neuro-divergent groups.
If you would like any further details on any of our projects, would like support in setting up your own local project, or volunteer in any of our projects please drop us an email.
*Our full constitution and policy documents are available upon request.