It’s no big secret; I love “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice”, the dark fantasy video game by Ninja Theory struck a chord with many players as it deals with the sensitive subject of mental health, uniquely through the eyes of a young woman back in early human history during the time of Celts and Vikings.
In order to make the symptoms of Senua’s psychosis authentic, Ninja Theory consulted with Mental Health experts as well as individuals who actually are going through treatment for the illness. Because of this delicate attention to detail, “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” to date has won 19 awards!
Proceeds of the sale of the game went towards charities involving mental health but now Ninja Theory has taken it a step further, by creating a scholarship that will fund training for mental health tutors at the CPFT Recovery College East who played a big role in helping with research for the game, the scholarship is appropriately named “Senua’s Scholarship”.
Check out the video below for more information about “Senua’s Scholarship” and the work that’s done by CPFT.
The following is the Mental Health Documentary that’s now available to watch online.
If you’re interested in the game, it’s available for download on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and VR. There’s also good news for those who would rather have a physical copy of the game, on December 4th, the retail version of the game will hit the shelves for both PS4 and Xbox One!