Gaming the Mind

The Reset Room

If you’re feeling overwhelmed during your time at MCM Comic Con, pay a visit to the Reset Room. Gaming the Mind will be on hand to provide visitors with a calm space to rest, relax, and reset.

Where? On the first floor of the ExCeL’s Platinum Suite. Up the escalators in the glass box off the ExCeL’s main Boulevard.

When? From one hour after priority entry, until one hour before the show closes each day.

Rest, relax, reset

The Reset Room is a dedicated spot for you to take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the convention. This year, our Reset Room will be staffed by the team from “Gaming The Mind”, a charity run by mental health experts, combining healthcare expertise with a passion for video games and geek culture.

Whether you’re feeling anxious, overstimulated, or just need a moment by yourself, our Gaming the Mind volunteers will help you recharge and get back to enjoying the convention. They’ll be happy to have a chat, provide lo-fi activities to help you unwind, or even supply further information on managing your mental health.

About Gaming the Mind

Gaming the Mind is a charity dedicated to improving mental health in the video games community. Established in 2015 and run by mental health experts, Gaming the Mind combine healthcare expertise with passion for video games and geek culture. 

Their aim is for video games and geek culture to play a positive role in people’s mental health, and for the geek community to be a welcoming space for people with mental health problems. By focusing on the intersection between video games and mental health, they raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.

Gaming the Mind work to educate various groups including school pupils, game design students, esports athletes, healthcare professionals, and the general public. They also advise development studios regarding mental health representation in video games and mental wellness. Some of their other activities include speaking to the government regarding games and wellbeing, collaboration with other third-sector organisations, and direct engagement with the public through online media.

Please note: The Reset Room should not be used as a replacement for urgent medical care. If you, or someone you’re with, requires emergency medical assistance, please don’t hesitate to alert a staff member or visit the Organiser’s Office, who’ll be able to get you the help you need.