Mind Games Not Just Fun and Games

Mind Games Not Just Fun and Games

Teams from workplaces across Hobart competed in a day of fun and mind games for the second time and raised $80,000 for mental health research at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research.

The Mind Games Race for Research involved fifty-five teams of five people being put through their paces in 11 fun challenges at The Goods Shed in Hobart.

Event organiser, Sherri Ring, thanked the community for supporting the games for the second time, especially the top tier sponsors.

“It’s very heartening to see the way local businesses such as Tas Networks and Tas Gas make workplace mental health a priority by getting behind our activities.”

“We want to encourage people to start the conversation around mental health and promote a fun and supportive environment. This is especially important in a COVID-19 world with increased isolation.” Ms Ring said.

Director of the Menzies Institute, Distinguished Professor Alison Venn, was delighted to see the continued success of The Mind Games after it was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“The money raised through The Mind Games in 2019 allowed us to support a Mind Games Scholar, Adam Nebbs, who is completing a PhD in workplace mental health.”

“Adam is assisting our lead workplace mental health researcher, Professor Angela Martin, in auditing Tasmanian workplaces to assess how mentally healthy those workplaces are.”

Distinguished Professor Venn today joined event organiser Sherri Ring, The Mind Games organising committee, and event sponsors to accept the donation.