CALM’S GAMER HEROES
PRESS THE START BUTTON ON YOUR GAMING
If you’re inspired by our Gamer Heroes, join us. Play against living miserably and help spread the word and raise money for our life-saving services by turning your passion for gaming into a fundraiser or awareness event for CALM.
Maybe get your mates involved in a pay-to-enter tournament? Or donate £1 from every goal you score in your weekly Rocket League session? Or (and this is the most popular one) live stream your gaming, share CALM’s message and get people donating? Whatever way you do it, you’ll be raising vital funds for our life-saving services by #GamingForCALM.
SPREAD THE WORD
Raising awareness and getting gamers, streamers and content creators talking was at the heart of The Nerd Council‘s plans when they organised their Mens Mental Health Forum in partnership with GameSpot themed on gaming and wellbeing. They gathered people from across the sector for a frank and sometimes hilarious conversation with the hope that it will encourage more of the community to have these conversations. Sometimes headset-to-headset is the perfect place to start.
*CALM recommends streaming for 12 hours or less to make sure you’re not putting your body under too much strain. If you’d like to stream for longer, consider roping in some friends to turn your stream into a relay event.
When Jamie @Bateson87 took on a 24 hour online non-stop FIFA drafts stream in support of CALM he knew it would be an epic challenge – and it was one which turned out to be a 26 hour stream (including an unexpected pause for Twitch site maintenance!) that raised £8,892 for CALM.
Alongside a donate button that linked to his fundraising page, Jamie included some additional ways to donate and incentives for those watching like: every sub went to charity as well as the standard donations, and there were giveaways throughout the stream as incentives to donate and to keep watching.
After the event Jamie tweeted to his supporters ‘it goes to something I feel very strongly about so I couldn’t be happier…we finished 68-8! Thank you for everything!’
ALL OUR HEROES
There are so many more heroes that we are going to keep shouting about; we are so bloody proud of everyone who is gaming for CALM and we’d love you to see what our gamer community has been up to.
If you’d like to see even more fundraising stories, head to our Gaming for CALM fundraising campaign on Just Giving. You can check out the various fundraising pages that other people have set up. Get ideas, be inspired and see the #GamingForCALM community in action.