Need help?
Click here Need Help?
Need help? Click here

Mental Health
Related games and apps

Related Games & Apps

Video games can often reflect real-world issues and feelings. As mental health awareness has grown, more developers and storytellers are utilising games as a vehicle to say something, or to share an experience that is personal to them. Listed below are a range of games that were created to challenge how we think about mental health as well as help gamers cope with or understand their own mental health journey.

Game

Fractured Minds

Winner of the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award, Fractured Minds is a game created by 17-year-old Emily Mitchell, with the hope of aiding understanding and awareness of mental illness.

Formats:

Game

Shadow’s Edge

Explore the mysterious city of Shadow’s Edge and the worlds of Disruption, Disillusionment and Discovery

Formats:

App

Catch It

Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.

Formats:

App

Mental Health Recovery Guide

MHRG contains the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment and self-help remedies that have proven to be successful worldwide.

Formats:

App

Daylio

Daylio enables you to keep a private journal without having to type a single line. This format keeps track of your activities and helps to understand your habits better.

Formats:

App

Happier

An award-winning mobile app that helps you stay more present and positive throughout the day. It helps lift your mood and capture the small happy moments that you find in your day.

Formats:

Game

Life is Strange

An award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.

Formats:

Game

Actual Sunlight

Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation, following the life of a young professional in Toronto as he moves through three distinct periods of his life.

Formats:

Game

The Cat Lady

A suspenseful psychological horror game featuring Susan Ashworth, a middle-aged cat-loving woman suffering from depression, and Mitzi Hunt, a young woman bent on avenging her lover's suicide.

Formats:

Game

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.

Formats:

Game

Pry

Pry is a look at the life of a soldier who is wrestling with demons and PTSD. It fuses film, games, and literature to re-imagine how we can touch, close and pry into a character’s consciousness.

Formats:

Game

The Town of Light

The Town of Light is a psychological adventure told in the first person using the basis of the players choices to develop the story in different ways.

Formats:

Game

Neverending Nightmares

Never-ending Nightmares is a horror game drawing inspiration from the lead designer Matt Gilgenbach's personal struggles with obsessive–compulsive disorder and depression.

Formats:

Game

Gris

Gris is a platform-adventure game free of danger, frustration or death about a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life.

Formats:

Game

Celeste

Celeste is a narrative-driven, single-player adventure with a charming cast of characters and a touching story of self-discovery.

Formats:

App

Psychonauts

Psychonauts follows Raz, a young boy gifted with psychic abilities who runs away from the circus to try to sneak into a summer camp for those with similar powers to become a "Psychonaut", a spy with psychic abilities.

Formats:

Game

Depression Quest

Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game dealing with the subject of depression. It aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate it to people who may not understand.

Formats:
Need Help?

How do you need help?

I need to contact someone about my own mental health (or someone I know) I want to find out more about mental health conditions