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|Session Name:||An Evidence-Based Mental Health Model for Game Developers|
|Company Name(s):||CheckPoint Organisation|
|Track / Format:||Independent Games Summit|
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|Overview:||Rates of burnout, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns are high in game development. This session is about the psychological challenges of game development and how to overcome them. Attendees will hear from Dr. Jennifer Hazel, a psychiatry doctor with a special interest in video games and mental healthcare, and founder of CheckPoint, a nonprofit which connects mental health resources with the gaming community. She'll share CheckPoint's AAA model for game dev, providing education and evidence-based advice on managing mental health issues.|