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Be part of a Cool Panic Attack App (Then food after)

I met Simon yesterday and he is such a warm, lovely guy, about the same age as me, really open about his problems with generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks in the past, he's really passionate about helping others with similar issues through an app he's developing.

I thought it would be cool to get a group of us down there to test out some ideas and maybe go for a bite to eat afterwards.

Thanks
Steve

Here's a bit about the project...

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Breathing Retraining app project overview

The Project Playlab London is a games development studio solving problems through play. Over the past two years we have designed and deployed games in social and learning spaces from music festivals to the Science Museum.

In 2012 we began the planning and prototyping process for a game which would provide a practical, destigmatised way for those suffering from anxiety related conditions to manage the impact on their lives while they move towards a point at which they are comfortable with therapy.

More than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life. At present 40% of disability worldwide is due to depression and anxiety. In the UK just 15% of those dealing with mixed anxiety and depression the most common anxiety related diagnosis are currently receiving treatment.

In the game, a two dimensional exploration experience, the player’s primary control method is their breath. The player will hold a button while inhaling, and another while exhaling. These controls will cause the player’s avatar to rise and fall on screen.

Levels will be built around the challenge of conforming to a specific breathing pattern in order to navigate a space successfully. The challenge is designed to be simple to achieve without stress,and to last around five minutes. Our intention is that by the end of three to five minutes of play,the developing symptoms of a panic attack will have been effectively curtailed.

Playlab London is a games development studio solving problems through play. Over the past two years we have designed and deployed games in social and learning spaces from music festivals to the Science Museum.

In 2012 we began the planning and prototyping process for a game which would provide a practical, destigmatised way for those suffering from anxiety related conditions to manage the impact on their lives while they move towards a point at which they are comfortable with therapy.

 

We welcome any further questions, please get in touch:

Simon Fox
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  • Rosita

    Sounds like a good idea :) It's a shame I can't make it today.

    July 24, 2013

  • Keith

    Hi, I'm interested and would like to know when the date is decided. Thanks...fellow SA and generalised anxiety sufferer!!

    July 15, 2013

    • steve L.

      Thanks Keith, I have just added a suggested date. If you can't make this date, please feel free to arrange to meet with Simon 1 to 1 if you'd like to.

      July 18, 2013

    • steve L.

      Hi Keith, just checking, are you coming tomorrow?

      July 23, 2013

  • Rigoleta

    I will not be able to come. Are you planning to have more similar meetings?
    Thanks

    July 22, 2013

    • steve L.

      Hi Rigoleta, thanks for the message, please contact Simon and you're welcome to come and meet him at his offices.

      July 23, 2013

    • steve L.

      .... At a later date

      July 23, 2013

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