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Can Video Games Boost Your Mental Health?

 From Super Mario to Sonic and Tetris to Tekken, video games have been a staple of popular culture for six decades. Could we use them to improve mental health? 

As well as being immensely popular, video games have also often been associated with having harmful effects on our mental health, particularly with young people, but is this truly the case? Could video games in fact have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing and cognitive abilities and even have effective therapeutic uses? 

In this virtual event as part of the Open Talk series, a panel of experts in the worlds of gaming and psychology will discuss the fascinating connections between gaming and the mind and will explore how video games may be able to boost our mental health.  

Speakers include:


Our online events are easy to access:

  • Once you’ve booked, you will get an email reminder before the talk linking to the website, where you can log into your customer account.
  • There, you’ll find a list of any online talks you’ve booked under ‘Virtual Events’.
  • Select the ‘Join event’ button and it will take you to a page where you can watch the virtual talk. 

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