The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our industry in untold ways; from developers to players, to studios and beyond. Lockdown measures, self-isolation, unemployment, furloughing, etc are taking their toll on all of us, which is why we're supporting this relief fund.
In UKIE’s Diversity Census published earlier this year, we saw the shocking statistic that 31% of the UK games industry suffers from anxiety and/or depression, a marked increase on the national average of 17%.
We need to make sure that our staff can get professional, specialised support, and that’s why initiatives like the four this fund supports are crucial.
You can learn more about this and what we are doing to help by reading our blog post here