While video games tend to get a lot of blame for real-world violence, recent studies have shown that there isn’t much evidence to support this. However, what is interesting is that people who play videos games for a long time can have a better sense of well-being.

Two well-known video games companies carried out a recent study that showed the more time people play video games, the greater their sense of well-being.

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Some people have claimed that playing video games for long periods could, therefore be beneficial to those who wish to improve their mental health. However, there is no data to suggest that this might be the case. What scientists do know is that people who play video games tend to have a better sense of well-being. Their sense of well-being might be related to the act of playing video games or having enough free time to play them.

The studies that were carried out by the well-known video games companies only included people over 18 years of age. Therefore, it’s impossible to say that children and teenagers could feel better if they spend hours playing their favourite video game.

The results of the 2020 study are certainly interesting and could lead to more in-depth research so the exact cause of increased well-being is found. Until then, perhaps more of us could indulge in a little video gameplay in a bid to boost our well-being.

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk