Areas of Expertise
Take This can construct customized workshop content drawing on the broad range of expertise of our team members, in response to a range of needs from across the industry.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gamers – whether in the community or the industry – are a diverse group. However, diversity hasn’t always been in the forefront of people’s awareness, and games have developed a reputation as being exclusionary. Thankfully, more and more people in the community and in the game industry are asking questions about how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI or DE&I) can impact our mental wellness.
Video and tabletop games are a nuanced and powerful artform. As with any other medium, there are a variety of topics for discussion concerning the intersection of mental health, games, and gamers themselves.
The game industry is a wonderful, creative space, but there are also unique challenges which exist. Over the years, Take This has talked extensively about crunch and other workplace challenges, but there are so many more aspects of mental health and working in games with which people may want workshops, lectures or consultation. This includes in a studio, as a content creator, or in esports.
Resilience and Wellness
Too often we talk about mental health in terms of people’s struggles, but there are so many ways that we can maintain or even bolster our mental health. This is actually one of Take This’ favorite set of topics to discuss, and our approach generally focuses on systemic changes which can bolster the resilience of our community and industry, and make workplaces more conducive to wellness.
Community Mental Health
One of the most notable aspect of games is out community-oriented people can be. Whether it’s content creators, fan groups, esports teams, or studios, community engagement can and benefit is something that is mentioned frequently. Thankfully, there are a variety of community-focused topics on which Take This’ team of experts can consult or build customized workshops, lectures, and/or trainings.
While Take This is an organization which generally speaks to the intersection of gaming and mental health, our experts are first and foremost mental health professionals. As such, there are multitudes of clinical topics on which Take This’ team of experts can consult or build customized workshops, lectures, and/or trainings.