GameAware
Program

A FREE holiday program in partnership with headspace

***Next program dates: TBA***

The GameAware Program is an immersion style holiday program with follow-up sessions for families. It is designed to encourage responsible gaming through self-regulation and by increasing social connectedness. The partnership with headspace means that the group is well positioned should any further support be needed by their youth focused counselors and psychologists.

Mornings will feature educational workshops with engaging content and discussions. Afternoons feature fun activities such as Laser Tag, a boxing class, Escape Room and a LAN party to encourage social gaming over gaming in isolation.

The family follow-up sessions are on Monday nights immediately following the program at headspace Elsternwick where parents and gamers receive the strategies necessary to foster change.

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    4 day immersion program

    Game discussion, social connection, exercise and even gameplay. At the end of 4 days, the argument that you “can’t be addicted to games” is off the table. What remains is: “Am I addicted to games?” Then the fun begins.

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    Effective strategies to reduce excessive gaming and improve self-regulation

    Parents and gamers will benefit from 10 strategies that work in unison to bring a more balanced routine into the home.

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    Overcome the resistance to change

    Learn how to communicate with diplomacy and empathy by changing the role of video games in your family.

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    An online community of support

    The website forum is designed to bring people together who are struggling with similar stories. It will be a valuable resource for finding new activities and getting answers to your questions.

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    A holistic approach to addiction

    Don’t just reduce the compulsion to game. Build resilience, self awareness and self-regulation.


Free Holiday Program sign up form



















So we can be prepared for any eventuality, and to understand the needs and limitations of everyone taking part, please indicate whether the participant has ever experienced any of the following. The information you provide here will remain confidential.

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