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What does gaming look like in Australia?

67% of Australians play video games
97% of homes with children have video games
18 hours a week, while considered the average for 15-24yr boys, is still enough to start interfering with important responsibilities without being labelled an addiction.

Our approach to re-frame how they game

Because we are gamers ourselves, we aim to close the gap between gamers, professionals and parents so that we all speak the same language.

Quality is more important than quantity
Gaming is the icing on the cake, not the cake itself

GameAware programs get significantly positive results 

Improved self regulation

Improved general well-being and resilience
Improved video game performance and  enjoyment
Reduced frustration and irritability

Andrew Kinch – GameAware Founder

As a gamer for 30 years, a teacher for 15 and a parent of 2, my skillset is primed to tackle this issue.

I love video games. I love the immersion, the skill, the competition and the community. That being said, in the past I’ve had the experience of stepping over the line where video games took up way too much of my time and affected me in ways I didn’t expect. That’s why I’m going to know exactly what our gamer is feeling, and how to get buy-in for a healthier and more sustainable way to enjoy their passion. The goal is to minimize compulsion and other negative impacts from gaming too much, and maximize gaming performance and enjoyment, while engaging better in real life.

We educate gamers, parents and professionals through our school workshops, group programs and webinars. If you are looking to find the sweet spot with mental health, engagement and gaming, you’ve come to the right place.

Ready for a change?