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Gamewell is an Ed-tech and therapeutic program put together by professionals and experts in the field of gaming. Our overall aim is to help people to develop healthy relationships with gaming, in which people are shown how to identify and treat problematic gaming patterns and behaviours. Our revolutionary program seeks to bridge the gap between gaming culture and anti-gaming culture.
Our purpose is to enable people to game healthily. Too much gaming can be detrimental to people’s lives at all levels, from interfering in personal relationships to affecting schoolwork and damaging family relationships. We are very much pro-game, as we believe that gaming has many benefits when done in a healthy way. Our aim is for people to use our programme to support loved ones or young people under their care to game more healthily.
Cosmo Duff-Gordon (Cpsychol AFBPsS) is an addictions treatment specialist, chartered psychologist, Doctor of Psychology and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has been working in behavioural health since 2005 and has two children.
Paul Flynn (BA Hons, M.A) is the owner of Addcounsel & Behavioural Wealth Treatment Service. He holds a BA and MA in business related disciplines and is currently studying for his MSc in Addiction Studies at King’s College, London.
Alvaro Fernández Cencerrado is Gamewell’s chief content creator. He is a psychologist and very keen gamer. In 2018, Alvaro won the amateur Spanish League of the MOBA ‘Heroes of the Storm’.
Martina Čubrić is Gamewel’s chief esports expert. She is a sports psychologist and former national basketball player, with a keen interest in wellness and performance improvement.
We offer three different training courses to meet the needs of every single one of our clients: Gamers, Parents, and Professionals.
We know that being a gamer isn’t always easy – often people don’t understand what it’s all about. We also know that sometimes gaming can get in the way of the rest of our lives. Our gamers course will show you how to make sure that your relationship with gaming always remains positive. WE will also give you top tips on how to become a pro gamer! You don’t have to stop gaming, you just have to Gamewell.
Being the parent of a gamer isn’t always straightforward. We know – we are gamers, and we have children who game. This course will explain what gaming actually is, and how you can approach problematic gaming with your child. We believe that through education the whole family can reach a negotiated compromise which meets everyone’s needs.
Teachers & Professionals
We realised that there were no high-quality courses which educated teachers & professionals about gaming. Our CPD accredited online training is the first of its kind in the UK. It will educate you, up-skill you, and give you the told you need to help anyone under your care who is into gaming. You don’t have to be a therapist to do this course; teachers, healthcare professionals, and people who were just curious have all completed and benefited from our course.
We realised that there were no high-quality courses which educated professionals on gaming. You will understand what gaming is, and the symptoms of problem gaming and how to treat it. You don’t have to be a therapist to do this course; teachers, healthcare professionals, and people who were just curious have all completed and benefited from our course..
At Gamewell, we would encourage any parent concerned about their child’s gaming to look at the wider picture. We believe that problematic gaming is often symptomatic of an underlying problem in the child’s life or family system. This is why we would encourage you to keep an open mind when it comes to addressing gaming with your loved one.
That being said, it is always helpful to have clear boundaries and rules around what is acceptable and what is not. This can include having no gaming before bed-time, set amounts of gaming time during the day, and never gaming before completing schoolwork and other household chores.
Disordered gaming is complex. The most important thing that we would encourage you to do is have an open and honest dialogue with them; they need to know that they can communicate in a mature and non-judgemental way with you about gaming.
There are many aspects of problematic gaming, so it would be remiss to try and offer a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Instead, we would encourage you to examine all aspects of your life and your gaming. Ask yourself what your motivations around gaming are. Do you game to escape reality? What sacrifices have you had to make so that you could game? What has your relationship with gaming cost you? What has it given you?
When you understand the root cause behind problematic gaming and also understand what healthy gaming is and how to achieve it, then you are empowered to make progress.
The teachers & professionals CPD accredited training programme covers all aspects of gaming. It educates people about the prevalence of gaming, the multiplicity of games out there, the rise of esports and the psychology and neuropsychology of gaming. It describes healthy, hazardous and disordered gaming. It also explains the common causes and symptoms of problematic gaming. It introduces evidence-base therapeutic interventions and lifestyle advice to help people break the cycle of problem gaming.
No, our programs are for everyone: Gamers, Parents, Teachers and Professionals.
Whilst there is no doubt that becoming Gamewell certified has many benefits to therapists, and many have completed our training program, it is not a prerequisite. Our program explains how healthy gaming can be attained in an easy to understand manner, which is suitable for everyone.
We already have fantastic feedback from parents who have completed this course, who found it both accessible and helpful.
If you wish to book a one-to-one consultation with one of our experts on gaming then please contact us.
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