CheckPoint is creating mental health resources for gamers
4

patrons

$27
per month

Ever feel down, lonely, anxious or depressed?

 
You are not alone. In fact, 30-50% people suffer mental health issues at some point in their life.
They are completely treatable, and you need not suffer in silence. Unfortunately, only 1/3 of those affected seek help.
CheckPoint is a non profit organisation that creates mental health resources for the video gaming community. We believe games can help recovery, and even be therapeutic. Our missions are to raise awareness of mental health issues, help those in need, and to reduce stigma.





We Make Mental Health Resources For Gamers

We meet you  where you are, to improve wellbeing, boost resilience and help you get the most out of your mental health. CheckPoint is run by gamers, so we're able to make everything we do relevant to what you care about most - video games. Most importantly, we're also doctors. That means all the information you find on CheckPoint is reliable and accurate.
 

  • GamerMates: Our Pro-Mental Health Gaming Community

We’ve made it super easy to find like-minded people (your gamermates!) who you can chat to and play your favourite video games with. You can find local folk, or someone on the other side of the world. You can play anything from Overwatch to Animal Crossing. GamerMates is designed to be a group of people who all benefit emotionally and socially through the power of games – and one another.

"Being a part of GamerMates means having a bunch of like-minded people to talk about your favorite games about. But also, to occasionally find compassion and empathy in the times when depression is at its worst."

"I'm so grateful for GamerMates because being part of this pro-mental health gaming community allows me to have fun while both giving and receiving mental health encouragement and support in a positive, inclusive community where everyone is welcomed and valued."

 
Patron Benefits
GamerMates+ is our exclusive members only channel. Stay up to date with other patrons, attend invite-only chat and gaming sessions with the CheckPoint team, and get first dibs on game giveaways and competitions.
 
 

Our videos tackle mental health issues using the power of video games. They feature information about mental health issues, including interviews with games industry figures who have lived experience of them; they explore the psychological profiles of your favourite characters to help you identify with and understand them; and they highlight awesome games which can improve your wellbeing.

 
"You have encouraged at least one person struggling with depression to take steps back down the path to happiness again. Genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dr. Jennifer Hazel, and the CheckPoint Organisation Staff, for doing something worthwhile, and making improvements in my life with these videos and your words."

 
"Thank you so mucho for the work you are doing raising awareness. Im a teenage from europe and have recently being diagnosed with general anxiety after months of refusing to go to a psychologist. I experience every single one of the psychological and behavioural symptoms you mention everyday. I relate so much with what ken levine said early on in the video about anxiety getting in the way of good times. Thank you so much for your work."

    


 
Patron Benefits
Patrons get to be a behind the scenes member of the team, with invites to Google Hangouts before and after each video release, and the ability to choose the content of each video. You pick the topics and poll on which gets made next. Patrons are really part of the CheckPoint team, and will be in the credits for each video as well as getting special named mentions.
 



  • Self-Care Downloads, Public Talks, a Game Recommendations Library, and more 

The CheckPoint team is dedicated to creating easily accessible digital resources for you. We have heaps of downloads, games and information on our website which you can check out any time anywhere, with no barrier to entry. We try to make everything easy to read, and relate it back to games, helping you to identify with what you find and make the most of it.



Our comprehensive library of video game recommendations, broken down by what conditions they might help and how



Our comprehensive library of video game recommendations, broken down by what conditions they might help and how
 
Patron Benefits
Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them. Get your own tailor made mental health resources and recommendations with our wellbeing loot crates!

 

Save Lives with Patreon

Mental illness costs lives. Around the world, almost one million people die due to suicide every year, and it is the third leading cause of death among young people. In fact, 16% of people affected by mental illness end their own lives. 

Together, we can change that. But we need you.

We are committed to keeping all of our resources free, so that anyone can access them from anywhere. We strongly believe that mental health care is a right, not a privilege. There is no financial barrier to accessing CheckPoint's valuable tools (apart from an internet connection!)

To keep it that way, we need your support. In return, we can offer additional perks and goodies on top of all of our mental health resources. Our membership service and Patreon provide the same benefits for the same price, so you can decide which to use. As well as everything offered here, we're also open to suggestions! What would you love to see as part of your Patronage? 

 

Even More Benefits for Patrons!
As well as everything mentioned above, our patrons also get awesome CheckPoint swag from our store in the form of pins, silicon wristbands and t-shirts; invites to beta-test new services and products; real life meet-ups; discounts on extra merchandise and even more.


Tiers
Pixel
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
The building blocks.
Includes Discord rewards
Chip
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Together, we are strong.
Includes Discord rewards
Power Star
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
So sparkly!
Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
The real legendaries.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$27 of $300 per month
Hosts the website and our community gaming servers!
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Ever feel down, lonely, anxious or depressed?

 
You are not alone. In fact, 30-50% people suffer mental health issues at some point in their life.
They are completely treatable, and you need not suffer in silence. Unfortunately, only 1/3 of those affected seek help.
CheckPoint is a non profit organisation that creates mental health resources for the video gaming community. We believe games can help recovery, and even be therapeutic. Our missions are to raise awareness of mental health issues, help those in need, and to reduce stigma.





We Make Mental Health Resources For Gamers

We meet you  where you are, to improve wellbeing, boost resilience and help you get the most out of your mental health. CheckPoint is run by gamers, so we're able to make everything we do relevant to what you care about most - video games. Most importantly, we're also doctors. That means all the information you find on CheckPoint is reliable and accurate.
 

  • GamerMates: Our Pro-Mental Health Gaming Community

We’ve made it super easy to find like-minded people (your gamermates!) who you can chat to and play your favourite video games with. You can find local folk, or someone on the other side of the world. You can play anything from Overwatch to Animal Crossing. GamerMates is designed to be a group of people who all benefit emotionally and socially through the power of games – and one another.

"Being a part of GamerMates means having a bunch of like-minded people to talk about your favorite games about. But also, to occasionally find compassion and empathy in the times when depression is at its worst."

"I'm so grateful for GamerMates because being part of this pro-mental health gaming community allows me to have fun while both giving and receiving mental health encouragement and support in a positive, inclusive community where everyone is welcomed and valued."

 
Patron Benefits
GamerMates+ is our exclusive members only channel. Stay up to date with other patrons, attend invite-only chat and gaming sessions with the CheckPoint team, and get first dibs on game giveaways and competitions.
 
 

Our videos tackle mental health issues using the power of video games. They feature information about mental health issues, including interviews with games industry figures who have lived experience of them; they explore the psychological profiles of your favourite characters to help you identify with and understand them; and they highlight awesome games which can improve your wellbeing.

 
"You have encouraged at least one person struggling with depression to take steps back down the path to happiness again. Genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dr. Jennifer Hazel, and the CheckPoint Organisation Staff, for doing something worthwhile, and making improvements in my life with these videos and your words."

 
"Thank you so mucho for the work you are doing raising awareness. Im a teenage from europe and have recently being diagnosed with general anxiety after months of refusing to go to a psychologist. I experience every single one of the psychological and behavioural symptoms you mention everyday. I relate so much with what ken levine said early on in the video about anxiety getting in the way of good times. Thank you so much for your work."

    


 
Patron Benefits
Patrons get to be a behind the scenes member of the team, with invites to Google Hangouts before and after each video release, and the ability to choose the content of each video. You pick the topics and poll on which gets made next. Patrons are really part of the CheckPoint team, and will be in the credits for each video as well as getting special named mentions.
 



  • Self-Care Downloads, Public Talks, a Game Recommendations Library, and more 

The CheckPoint team is dedicated to creating easily accessible digital resources for you. We have heaps of downloads, games and information on our website which you can check out any time anywhere, with no barrier to entry. We try to make everything easy to read, and relate it back to games, helping you to identify with what you find and make the most of it.



Our comprehensive library of video game recommendations, broken down by what conditions they might help and how



Our comprehensive library of video game recommendations, broken down by what conditions they might help and how
 
Patron Benefits
Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them. Get your own tailor made mental health resources and recommendations with our wellbeing loot crates!

 

Save Lives with Patreon

Mental illness costs lives. Around the world, almost one million people die due to suicide every year, and it is the third leading cause of death among young people. In fact, 16% of people affected by mental illness end their own lives. 

Together, we can change that. But we need you.

We are committed to keeping all of our resources free, so that anyone can access them from anywhere. We strongly believe that mental health care is a right, not a privilege. There is no financial barrier to accessing CheckPoint's valuable tools (apart from an internet connection!)

To keep it that way, we need your support. In return, we can offer additional perks and goodies on top of all of our mental health resources. Our membership service and Patreon provide the same benefits for the same price, so you can decide which to use. As well as everything offered here, we're also open to suggestions! What would you love to see as part of your Patronage? 

 

Even More Benefits for Patrons!
As well as everything mentioned above, our patrons also get awesome CheckPoint swag from our store in the form of pins, silicon wristbands and t-shirts; invites to beta-test new services and products; real life meet-ups; discounts on extra merchandise and even more.


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Tiers
Pixel
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
The building blocks.
Includes Discord rewards
Chip
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Together, we are strong.
Includes Discord rewards
Power Star
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
So sparkly!
Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
The real legendaries.
Includes Discord rewards