headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation in Australia, dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-25, as well as providing support to their families and friends.
A 2017 League of Legends player research study showed that the number one value for Oceanic players is good mental health and wellbeing. The goal of this collaboration is to raise awareness of the tips and advice available on how to maintain a healthy mind, as well as letting young people know there is help available in-person, online or by phone through headspace.
The support services provided to young people span across four core areas: mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study support.
“The OPL broadcast is a great avenue for headspace to share advice and resources that can support young players and esports fans across Australia.”
headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said the collaboration with Riot Games will undoubtedly help the League of Legends community learn valuable self-help skills to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
“For many young people, recognising what good physical health looks like is easy. It can be much harder for them to reflect on their mental health,” Mr Trethowan said.
The OPL headspace round takes place: Friday 23 February at 5pm AEDT, Saturday 24 February at 2pm AEDT & Sunday 25 February at 2pm AEDT