Using imagined worlds to create better realities
For some young people, engaging with others and making friends can sometimes feel like a confusing, or even impossible, task.
But what if gaming created a reality where you could belong to a clan and feel more comfortable interacting with others?
At genU GAMER’s new site, the youth of Wyndham can now be supported to engage socially in an environment that is safe and structured, and with like-minded peers.
GAMER puts the fun in NDIS-funding, using fantasy, play, and gaming to build real-world social skills. From console games, RPGs, card games like Magic the Gathering and Pokémon, and a wide variety of hobby board games — whatever type of player someone is, they’ll find a game that suits them.
Our qualified youth mental health facilitators (we call them “Dragon Wranglers”) are there to support each interaction, fostering resilience to stressful social situations and nurturing confidence.
After supporting gamers in Geelong, Colac and Melbourne over the last 5 years, we’re excited to have launched a new branch in the West of Melbourne.
The Werribee branch of genU GAMER is located at 40 Synnot Street (opposite the McDonalds), and we are now taking enquiries. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!
Please note: GAMER currently only has capacity to support participants aged 12+, but we’re looking to offer a primary school aged group soon so please let us know if you’re interested!
Group types & timetable
Please note that the below is subject to change based on group size and availability.
|Monday to Friday||9am-12pm||18+|
|Monday to Friday||1pm-4pm||18+|
|Saturday||9am-12pm||12-17 years old|
|Saturday||1pm-4pm||12-17 years old|
|Monday & Friday||4.30pm-7.30pm (after hours)||18+|
|Tuesday to Thursday||4.30pm-7.30pm (after hours)||12-17 years old|
Using gaming to support growth
We believe in our clients’ ability to continuously grow.
Like levels in a video game, GAMER is designed as a journey to be completed zone by zone as each area of skill gets stronger.
Our program has been crafted to cater to a range of needs and abilities, helping those who are neurodiverse or on a journey to recovery to train their interpersonal abilities, develop useful coping strategies, and apply their learning to take control of the life they wish to lead.