Moving Stories was designed by IJsfontein, in collaboration with the Trimbos-Institute and GEMH Lab. Moving Stories is a game-based school program that consists of a single-player, mobile, 3D video game and a contact session with someone who has lived experience with a depressive disorder.
An entire secondary school class plays the game at the same time. Students each interact in the game with Lisa, who is showing signs of a depression. They are asked to help Lisa and they receive feedback from her during the day.
The game inspires students to discuss game strategies in the classroom and with that conversations about depression. In the contact session the story of Lisa is brought to life by someone with lived experience. In a classroom setting, students discuss their experiences with the game and what strategies they could use in real-life when their friend is struggling with a depression.
We compiled a huge list of online games you can play together; classic video games as well as online board games. Updated list: 2-11-2020
Anouk Tuijnman talked about Moving Stories on the NOS op 3 Tech Podcast (in Dutch).
Web article about new game to increase mental health literacy and decrease stigma for depression in youth.