Videogames Mental Health Charity, Safe In Our World (www.safeinourworld.org), now has several new patrons who will help to promote the mission of the charity.
Dr. Jo Twist OBE, CEO of UKIE, Kate Edwards, long time industry advocate and Take This board member, and Doug Cockle, acclaimed actor/director/voice talent of Geralt of Rivia, star of The Witcher game series are all to serve as Patrons.
Dr Jo Twist OBE said:
“I’m delighted to support Safe in our World, a charity that will play a vital role in the future of our industry for both players and creators. We all have mental as well as physical health and we need to look after both”
Safe In Our World is building a community of Patrons to help establish the charities’ output and leverage support from within the industry. If this was an ARPG, these would be the heroes battling for the greater good!
Kate Edwards said:
“I’m a huge believer in positive mental health advocacy across our industry, and am beyond enthusiastic to expand those I’m able to assist as I continue my role with Take This, while also bringing that experience to Safe in our World.”
The ever-growing list of Patrons mirrors the diverse industry including passionate veterans from leading publishers, developers, content creators and service areas. In addition to Patrons, Safe In Our World is building a team of Ambassadors to help share stories in an effort to further remove stigma that still exists around talking about how you feel.
Doug Cockle said:
“As a long time gaming professional, I’m honoured to be involved with Safe in our World. Mental health is of paramount importance, and I aim to do all I can to take the message that nobody is alone to as wide an audience as possible.”
Officially unveiled in 2019 on World Mental Health Day, Safe in Our World is an accredited charity supported by industry luminaries, veterans and ambassadors across the world, and its mission is to create an online destination where people can seek help, gain access to resources and information, and discover stories from real people within and surrounding the games industry.
Safe in Our World aims to enable conversations by destigmatising mental health conditions; helping a generation of creators, professionals and players come together in support of each other.
To see who has joined the Safe In Our World team, visit: https://safeinourworld.org/about-us/.
Safe In Our World is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1183344 but its objectives and mission is global.