The world is on pause at the moment and we're living through strange and unprecedented times. With news coming in from all directions, it can be easy to feel out of control or uncertain.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, to help you put some order around your day and tackle everything in the best way possible. And, as we’re all making our way through this lockdown, that includes plugging in and loading up your favourite games.
If you’re reading this we’re guessing you’re into games. And, at times like these, it’s good to remember that they’re a great way to have fun with your mates, to switch off from things for a little while, to connect with other people and to just generally chill out. It’s also a brilliant way to share CALM’s message and to help raise money for our life-saving services.
With that in mind, together we’ve come up with some tips and advice – about games and other general, helpful stuff – that will mean you can press continue and keep your life as normal as it can be in these very un-normal times.
FIND WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Whether it’s playing on your own, taking on your mates, or showing off your skills on a live stream – there are loads of ways to feel the positive impacts that gaming can have on our mental health and wellbeing.
With everything that’s going, the truth it isn’t really important what you play – what is important is to play whatever makes you feel good, with whoever you like to play with.