Three of Australia’s most talented games industry members, Alanah Pearce, Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, and Pritika Sachdev have become the latest members of the CheckPoint board.
CheckPoint is an incredible global non-profit that acts to connect mental health resources with video games and technology.
“CheckPoint’s board is a group of people who are dedicated to the cause and passionate about mental health. They make important decisions on behalf of the company and help to direct what we do. We are privileged to be welcoming aboard these incredible individuals, with their extensive backgrounds and combined decades of experience.
Their knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise will help CheckPoint to reach new audiences and guide our activities. We’ll find new ways to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and create even more implementable gamer specific mental health resources.
With them, we are confident that we can change even more people’s lives for the better.” wrote Director Jennifer Hazel in a recent press release.
The new members each bring several years worth of knowledge and experience the CheckPoint board;
Pierce as a writer and producer of over eight years, currently working at American entertainment company Rooster Teeth. And Yug, as a revered member of the Australian gaming community, and Global Gaming Content Director at ReedPOP, working across the largest gaming events globally.
Pritika Sachdev, community manager at CheckPoint also joins the board as an official member, having worked with CheckPoint since May of 2017.
As a Charity, transparency is highly important to the orginisation as it expands, and for those interested in CheckPoint’s journey, it has recently released its Biennial Report for the 2017-18 period. And with the addition of these new industry figureheads, CheckPoint is looking to make the most of 2019 and beyond.
With help from the new members, CheckPoint will produce a new pocketbook, the CheckPoint Coping Companion, aimed at helping readers to tackle mental health issues such as “anxiety, stress, panic, distress, and anything else that is preventing you from living your fullest life.”
To stay up to date with the latest news and updates from the charity, head to the CheckPoint website.