gameChange: using virtual reality therapy to treat people with psychosis



gameChange virtual reality (VR) therapy is a psychological therapy for people with psychosis. It is designed to help people who feel anxious in everyday situations overcome their fears.

GMMH took part in the largest ever randomised control trial of VR mental health to test the effectiveness of gameChange. Findings from the trial showed that Virtual Reality Therapy led to reductions in anxiety and distress in everyday situations compared with usual care alone. GMMH is now undertaking a pilot project to test the implementation of gameChange in mental health teams across the Trust.


GameChange had a huge impact on service users who took part in the initial trial and who worked with use to make sure it was the best it could be.