About CheckPoint

CheckPoint is a charity that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community.

Our missions are to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce stigma, and improve wellbeing in our community. We are passionate about using video games for positive wellbeing and resilience.

Because CheckPoint is run by both mental health and games industry professionals, our reach spans across both industries and ensures the information we provide is accurate, relevant and implementable.

We are passionate that what we do will change the face of mental healthcare and video game culture forever. Read our latest Biennial Report here.

Our Mission

To raise awareness of mental health issues, help those in need, and to reduce stigma.

Our Vision

A global gaming community which feels safe and well, in a world where games are used to treat mental health issues.
CheckPoint's Activities

What We Are Doing

For Gamers

CheckPoint provides resources to improve the wellbeing of those who play games.

A pro-mental health gaming community, for peer support. Including hangouts and a Game A Month Club.
The CheckPoint Series
An online video series tackling mental health issues using the power of video games.
Digital Mental Health Resources
Information, articles, courses and downloads to educate and teach self-care.
Mindful Breathing Exercise
We teamed up with games actress Jennifer Hale to create a mindfulness exercise you can use wherever you are.
The Coping Companion
The CheckPoint Coping Companion is a personalised wellbeing assistant that you can use in any way that suits you.
Positive Gaming Resources
A selection of the most commonly mentioned games for mental health and wellness.

For Developers

Self-care for devs and mental health representation advocacy.

The AAA Model
A practical self-care guide for developers, and more products in the works.
Public Speaking
6 GDC talks (and counting) about mental health for devs.
Learn how (and why) to represent mental illness with accuracy and empathy.

For Streamers

Help your audience and support your own content creation.

Mindful Streaming
Streaming daily to promote mental health awareness, reduce stigma and connect those in need with valuable resources.
Supporting Streamers
We’ve got a free mental health resource pack for streamers (and their audience!)
Mental Health Mods
Mental Health Mods
Talk to the community, answer questions, signpost to support resources and guide conversations in the right direction.

For The Future

We want to change the world using video games.

We’re currently working on the write-up of our first clinical study.
Watch this space for exciting news…
Providing education for parents, teachers and health professionals.
Our Team


Dr Jennifer Hazel

Dr Jennifer Hazel

Founder, Clinical and Executive Director

Pritika Sachdev

Pritika Sachdev

Director, Social and Communications Manager

Board Members

Core Team

Adrian 'AJ' Rogers

Adrian 'AJ' Rogers

Community Moderator

Vivian Vandal

Vivian Vandal

Content Creation and Volunteer Coordinator

International Advisory Board

Dr Melissa Hagan

Dr Melissa Hagan

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry

Kyle Judd

Kyle Judd

Registered Nurse

Viola Nicolucci

Viola Nicolucci


Our Values



Healthy Is Fun.
We care for ourselves and for each other. We are passionate that play is an integral part of health. We promote responsible play. We share our health resources and knowledge freely with others.
CheckPoint Is Safe.
All spaces associated with the CheckPoint brand are safe for everyone. We always act with respect and integrity. We are benevolent in everything we do and exist to help others. Our organisational welcomes diversity and is intolerant of prejudice.
Strive for a Better Future.
We are united to end stigma. We stay up to date and knowledgeable. We remain flexible and elastic, moving with technology and scientific changes. Our work is meaningful and we are making a difference.
Foster connection.
We provide a focal networking point for others who move in our circles. We are approachable and available at all times. We help the communities we bring together. No task is too big or small.
Grow Sustainably.
We are a team, not a hierarchy. New ideas are welcomed and integral to growth. We handle all finances with professionalism and responsibility. We uphold a strict legal framework at all times.