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Games Mental Health Summit
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Games Mental Health Summit

  • Calendar icon Mon 3 Jun, 9:00am
  • Map pin icon BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

The Games Mental Health Summit returns for a second year. Join your fellow games industry professionals for an open day full of keynotes, panels, workshops, and roundtables delivered by industry speakers and mental health professionals. There will be opportunities to network and socialise between talks.

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The Games Mental Health Summit returns for a second year. Join your fellow games industry professionals for an open day full of keynotes, panels, workshops, and roundtables delivered by industry speakers and mental health professionals. There will be opportunities to network and socialise between talks.

Across the day you will hear from expert speakers and receive tangible takeaways and insights on a range of topics focused on driving change; from how to lead with compassion, to navigating uncertainty.

This summit, presented by Safe In Our World and BAFTA, is open to everyone in the games industry regardless of your experience level but is particularly ideal for those looking to progress within the industry or be catalysts for positive change.

More sessions to be announced.


Safe Spaces: Factors to consider in building online safety for player communities and teams
Creative and Future Galleries
10:00 - 10:45

Safe In Our World and PTW discuss the multifaceted landscape of online safety, uncovering key elements for supporting players, users, communities, and frontline teams to create secure and impactful environments. The session will highlight the critical factors that contribute to constructing and maintaining secure environments where players and community teams can thrive without compromising their safety. From privacy concerns to combating toxicity, we will explore a comprehensive range of issues affecting player communities and teams. We will share insights on successful strategies, innovative approaches, and real-world case studies that have proven effective in mitigating risks and enhancing the overall safety net.

Speakers: Nee Nguyen, Neil Alex Long and Sky Tunley-Stainton

Levelling the playing field: Social mobility and driving change
Creative and Future Galleries
11:15 – 12:00

Come and join us to map out and discuss tangible actions the industry can take to tackle the topic of social mobility in games, in an interactive session hosted by BAFTA’s Head of Games Luke Hebblethwaite.


How to Avoid Burnout

Princess Anne Theatre
11:30 – 12:15

Join this talk led by Stuart John Chuan, a qualified psychologist, as he shares tangible tips on how to recognise and avoid burnout. He will be looking at the challenges of working from home and how that can affect your wellbeing, as well as, discussing ideas on how to build personal and business resilience.

Stuart initially trained as a Forensic Psychologist and qualified over 17 years ago. Since then he’s worked in a number of clinical leadership positions across prisons, psychiatric hospitals and in various community based services such as probation, police, NHS and local authority and corporate banking.


How to Human: A Leader's Guide to Self-Advocacy

Creative and Future Galleries
13:30 – 14:15

“Don’t take it personally” is a phrase many of us have come across in our lives and it often frustrates and upsets us when we hear it. It is synonymous with our lives in the workplace where we sometimes feel our identities, emotions and needs have to take a backseat. What if there was another way?

This session led by Lisa Marie-Hall addresses that while the phrase may be problematic, there is a grain of truth hidden inside it. Join her to learn how it can be used to better connect with people and safeguard fundamental parts of your identity. 


Navigating Uncertainty
Princess Anne Theatre
13:45 - 14:30

Hosted by Stuart Chuan, this panel discussion will hear from individuals who have been impacted by layoffs and the changing landscape of the video games industry over the last year. We will discuss the mental health impact of navigating uncertainty, as well as sharing insights on how to build resilience and move forward from setbacks.

Speakers: Kim Parker-Adcock and Konstantin Semionov


De-mystifying the 4-day work week
Creative and Future Galleries
14:45 – 15:30

The 4-day work week has been gaining increasing traction across multiple industries, and research suggests that it has improved reported symptoms of burnout, decreased sick days, and increased employee retention. Nonetheless, it remains a somewhat daunting step for many companies to take. Emma Smith brings together a panel of industry leaders who have pioneered the 4-day work week to discuss how and why they implemented it, and share any learnings they made along the way.


Building Resilience Against Setbacks
Creative and Future Galleries
16:00 – 16:45

Michelle White, a positive psychologist and coach who specialises in the screen industries, leads this workshop on ways to build sustainable resilience into your life and career. Drawing on research Michelle will share brain friendly tips and guidance on healthy ways to navigate setbacks and move forward. You will leave the session with tools for developing a more healthy approach to set backs and with the understanding of how to create more stability and resilience in your own life.


Voices for Change

Princess Anne Theatre
16:15 – 17:00

This panel, hosted by Kate Saxon, of industry professionals with games performance experience will discuss their own experience with mental health and wellbeing, with the aim of normalising industry conversations of the topic. You will also here them share insights on best industry practices specifically regarding acting in games, and the change they’d like to see.

Speakers: Doug Cockle, Alix Wilton-Regan, Jess Hayles


Concessions:

All events with concession tickets available will have them clearly listed when purchasing and can be bought the same way as normal tickets. A limited number of concession tickets will be allocated on selected events.

To be eligible for a concessionary ticket, you must receive or hold one of the following:

  • Senior – over 60
  • Full-time Student
  • Under 18
  • D/deaf and Disabled
  • Refugee Status
  • Asylum Seeker Status
  • Those receiving:
    • Job Seekers Allowance
    • Employment & Support Allowance
    • Personal Independence Payment

Accompanying assistants, carers and companions can attend free of charge alongside any ticket purchase. Please email events@bafta.org ahead of booking to book this complimentary ticket.


Terms and Conditions

By purchasing a ticket for this event, you agree to the terms and conditions listed below:

Please see here for our Academy Screenings and Events Code.

Please note, the use of professional photography or recording equipment is prohibited during this event.

Pricing

  • Public Concessions
    £12.00
  • Public Full
    £15.00
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How to Request Access Adjustments

If you would like to book a wheelchair space, or request live-captioning, BSL translation or any other access adjustment, please email events@bafta.org or call our dedicated reception team on 020 7734 0022 at the point of booking your ticket(s). We will endeavour to support all access requests made to us.


Getting to the Venue

By tube

Green Park is the nearest accessible step-free station and is served by the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. 0.3 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. The accessible entrance is from the park at the rear of the station.

Piccadilly Circus Station is served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Line Services. Leicester Square Station is served by the Piccadilly and Northern Line Services. Both stations are accessed by steps only.

By train

London Charing Cross has step-free access to all platforms. 0.7 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. Staff are available to assist with ramps between the platform and the train.

By bus

There are bus stops located on Regent Street/St James's Street, Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Coventry Street and Haymarket. All London buses have ramp access and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.

Nearest car park

The Cavendish London Public Car Park – 0.1 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

JustPark Car Park – 0.5 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

Nearest Blue Badge Parking

  • Jermyn Street: near Crockett & Jones, 1 space (0.05miles)
  • Sackville Street: near corner of Piccadilly, 2 spaces (0.06miles)
  • Saint James's Square: on street, 2 spaces (0.08miles)
  • Jermyn Street: near Tesco, 1 space (0.09miles)

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