Safe In
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Safe in our world

What is Safe In Our World

Back in 2017, co-founders Leo Zullo, Gareth Williams and Neil Broadhead started a conversation about fund-raising for mental health charities.

Like every project in the gaming industry, this grew and expanded, and in 2019 the charity Safe in Our World was born. The mission is to foster positive mental health wellbeing and deliver support not only for players, but also developers.

The goal is for the industry to come together and start a conversation that can change lives. SIOW are committed to making a difference.


It will take a year to get fully operational and get as much of the global industry as possible on board, but it will happen, and the fact you’re here reading this — not to mention the incredible people we have on board is truly incredible.

We hope that the website will grow into a default destination for gamers and developers grappling with mental health issues to ask for help, access information, and read about real people in the gaming space who have had their own struggles — and how they have dealt with them. You’re never alone, and it’s ok to not be ok all the time!

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Safe In Our World

OPM’s Managing Director Kim Parker Adcock is a Vice Chair for SIOW and has always been passionate about mental health and wellness. The recruitment industry is one of the most straining, with 81.8% of UK recruiters stating that their job makes them feel stressed. With this in mind, Kim attended a MHFA course and is now a Mental Health First Aider for the team.

We’re proud to be supporting an initiative that creates and fosters worldwide mental health awareness within the video game industry, it is time to fight the stigma and represent those who have mental health issues

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Did you know

Mental Health Stats

1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each yearMHFA England

Mental illness is the largest single source of burden of disease in the UKMHFA England

Did you know 31% of respondents of the Ukie Games Industry Census reported that they live with anxiety, depression or bothUkie Census

At any given time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill healthMHFA England

Mental illnesses are more common, long-lasting and impactful than other health conditionsMHFA England

676 million people are affected by mental health issues worldwideMHFA England

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