CheckPoint

is creating mental health resources for gamers

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Power Star
$5
per month
  • Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them.
  • Patrons who stick around get free resources as and when we make them.
  • Stay up to date on CheckPoint goings on, with Patron reports.
  • Get exclusive access to our articles before anyone else.
  • Vote on upcoming articles, including who will be next on our Character Psychology series,
  • Vote on which game will feature in the Game a Month Club.
  • Access GamerMates+, our exclusive members only channel on Discord. 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.
Includes Discord benefits
Companion Cube
$15
per month
COMPANION CUBE tier benefits include:
  • 1x CheckPoint PIN, chosen at random by us!
  • Get exclusive access to CheckPoint "deep dives" into how we make our resources and what goes into the process.


As well as....
  • Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them.
  • Patrons who stick around get free resources as and when we make them.
  • Stay up to date on CheckPoint goings on, with Patron reports.
  • Get exclusive access to our articles before anyone else.
  • Vote on upcoming articles, including who will be next on our Character Psychology series,
  • Vote on which game will feature in the Game a Month Club.
  • Access GamerMates+, our exclusive members only channel on Discord. 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.
Includes Discord benefits
Hero
$30
per month
HERO tier benefits include:
  • A T-SHIRT
  • 2x CheckPoint PINS of your choosing!
  • Receive heavy discounts on merch and seasonal bonus deliveries!
  • Get exclusive access to CheckPoint "deep dives" into how we make our resources and what goes into the process.


As well as....
  • Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them.
  • Patrons who stick around get free resources as and when we make them.
  • Stay up to date on CheckPoint goings on, with Patron reports.
  • Get exclusive access to our articles before anyone else.
  • Vote on upcoming articles, including who will be next on our Character Psychology series,
  • Vote on which game will feature in the Game a Month Club.
  • Access GamerMates+, our exclusive members only channel on Discord. 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.
Includes Discord benefits

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patrons

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About

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.





Becoming a CheckPoint Patron Helps Us Change Lives.

 

Patron Benefits!:


  • Get recognition on every resource, as well as say in what goes into them.
  • Patrons who stick around get free resources as and when we make them.
  • Receive heavy discounts on merch and seasonal bonus deliveries!
  • Stay up to date on CheckPoint goings on, with Patron reports.
  • Get exclusive access to our articles before anyone else.
  • Get exclusive access to CheckPoint "deep dives" into how we make our resources and what goes into the process.
  • Vote on upcoming articles, including who will be next on our Character Psychology series
  • Vote on which game will feature in the Game a Month Club.
  • Access GamerMates+, our exclusive members only channel on Discord. 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.
 

Where Your Money Goes...

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."

 

  • Digital Mental Health Resources 

The CheckPoint team is dedicated to creating easily accessible 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.

So far, we've made videose-books, a card deckarticles, and more. 








  • Services for Developers and Streamers

We’ve got a free mental health resource pack for streamers (and their audience!), and CheckPoint is dedicated to supporting the mental health of devs, whilst advocating for best practises of mental health representation.





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? 


Goals
$302 of $600 per month
We can make two videos per month, focusing on analysis of games with mental health themes.
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