GameAware Holiday Program at HNCH

“Reframing how they game”

This program is FREE, thanks to funding though the Highett Neighbourhood Community House and Bayside Council.

The GameAware Holiday Program is designed to encourage responsible gaming through self-regulation. Increasing social connectedness with other hobbies and self-awareness are some of the ways the program aims to promote intelligent gaming habits.

Mornings feature:

Educational workshops with engaging discussions and videos. These sessions talk through relatable gaming experiences and the mechanics of addiction from a psychosocial perspective. The workshops aim to give insight into how gaming compulsions come about, and what to do about it.  To be clear, there is no official diagnosis of a gaming addiction. That being said, when someone is gaming excessively, it looks and behaves in a similar way to one.

Afternoons feature:

  •   A Boxing Fitness class
  •   Escape Room and/or Virtual Reality
  •   Rock Climbing
  •   A Social Gaming Experience – a LAN party 

These sessions aim to engage students and show them the opportunities that arise with social connection, even if they are games based. As part of the program, families benefit from 4 weekly sessions. These group sessions will allow for more insight as to why the young person is gaming and reframe the role of gaming to high quality, low quantity gaming experiences.

Parents will play an important role in this process and will receive the GameAware 6 Week Online Program to follow along. This is where you’ll find the knowledge and strategies necessary to make this a sustainable change.

WHEN: Upcoming program dates: Jan 16-19, 2018 + 4 weekly family sessions on Monday nights 7:30pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: 2 Livingston Street, Highett, VIC, 3190