Insight

Mental Health & Gaming

In October 2021, Opinium undertook research of a wide variety of UK gamers, exploring how and why they play, and their attitudes to gaming in general. We’re excited to introduce our first report in this series, which will explore Mental Health and Gaming.

The report found that three in five (60%) of gamers say that gaming improves their mental health, and on top of that, gamers who spend longer playing games are more likely to have better mental health.

Key findings include:

  • Half of gamers (48%) agreed that gaming helps to reduce stress.
  • Two in five (42%) gamer parents play video games with children – and see it as a bonding experience.
  • First Person Shooter (FPS) games were most commonly played among those in the highest bracket for mental health

Download the report here to find out more: