About the campaign
Young people tell us that for them, gaming can be so much more than just a game. Gaming can play a positive role in many young people's mental wellbeing. It's a place to relax, spend time with friends, develop skills and feel part of a community - allowing young people to connect with others who are going through the same things they are.
That's why YoungMinds have teamed up with Celebrity Esports to launch 'More Than A Game’. The campaign invites young people to join together and use the gaming community as a platform to connect, share experiences, take control of how they game and build confidence. While busting a few myths along the way. So, let’s log on, hang out and join together for a more positive time online.
We believe no young person should feel alone with their mental health. Support our work making sure every young person gets the support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
More about Celebrity Esports
Celebrity Esports are an esports gaming experience. They bring members of the public and celebrities together in teams to play lots of different games and compete. They have created the first UK celebrity esports tournaments to raise money for charities including the NHS.
Watch Celebrity Esports on their YouTube channel.
Keep an eye on this page in the lead up to More Than A Game launching in April.
Or, sign up to our e-newsletter to get updates about competitions, prizes, online events and gaming and mental health tips you can try at home for a more positive time online.
If you’re a young person and you want to know more about how gaming can affect your mental health, take a look at our gaming and mental health page.
Find out how gaming helped Wes with his mental health.
If you’re worried about your child’s gaming habits or behaviours, take a look at our parents guide to supporting your child with gaming.