Manningham YMCA has been assisting gamers in a range of programs and activities including a therapeutic group program that seeks to establish a better balance between gaming and real life for problem gamers. Participation in this group program increases social and community connections, improves mental wellbeing and supports parents in dealing with problematic video game use at home.
Participants meet as a group weekly, and a Mental Health Professional will assess whether individual counselling would be beneficial. The course runs over a period of 20 weeks.
More information on Video Games and its impact on children can be found on www.videogames.org.au
Contact Steven Dupon for more information: Steven.Dupon@ymca.org.au