Video Games and Wellbeing: A Collection

The hope behind this post is that it becomes a bit of a library of material to read and watch in regards to how we relate to video games either as parents, through a mental health and wellbeing perspective, or indeed both. (Some links below are affiliate)

Whilst I’m aiming to grow this list as and when, please feel free to add your own suggestions below in the comments.


Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health (A BBC Clip)

Gaming and Me: Connections, Identity and Support (A BBC Documentary on IPlayer)

Something to listen to…

Skill Check. A Gaming and Life podcast. Covers gaming news, information, parenting, wellbeing and mental health.


Checkpoint: How video games power up minds, kick ass, and save lives


Family Video Game Database – A place to find games for children, teenagers and young adults. Every game is presented for parents and carers to understand, to empower informed choice through understanding.

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