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Minecraft Therapy

Helping children and young people with disability learn and connect through a shared love of gaming.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a video game that allows players to build and create with various kinds of blocks in a 3-dimensional world. It is often described as a ‘sandbox’ video game, which means it allows players to freely make decisions, explore, interact with and modify the gaming environment.

Players can choose to play on their own or join servers (multiplayer platforms) to play with others. Playing with others creates a sense of camaraderie between players as they build shared communities and protect each other from the games “mobs” and moving creatures.

Screenshot of Minecraft game

The Benefits of Minecraft Therapy

Our Minecraft Therapy program offers children and young people (aged 10-18) with disability the opportunity to connect with others, while working together to achieve their therapy goals.

Group sessions are held on Therapy Focus’ Minecraft server and see participants assigned specific roles in working to achieve a shared goal. This process encourages social connection in a fun and safe environment, and has been proven to be particularly beneficial in achieving social therapy goals.

What’s involved?

Our Minecraft Therapy program is delivered by our experienced therapists over 8 weekly sessions and can be accessed using NDIS funding or purchased privately.

  • Choose to play from our office locations or from the comfort of your own home
  • Participant numbers are limited to allow for adequate therapist support to achieve therapy goals
  • Sessions run for 1.5 hours each
  • Participants must have a Minecraft account

Please note, we currently do not support XBOX as a platform.

What will I learn?

Minecraft Therapy offers many benefits to participants, including promotion of:

  • Creativity
  • Planning
  • Problem-solving
  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Resource management
  • Patience
  • Social skills

Program Dates and times

28 Sep - 1 Oct 2021

Ages: 12 - 18
Day: Tuesday to Friday
Time: 9am - 12:00pm
Location: Therapy Focus Mirrabooka

4 - 7 October

Ages: 10 - 17
Day: Monday to Thursday
Time: 1 - 4pm
Location: Therapy Focus Joondalup

12 Oct - 30 Nov 2021

Ages: 15 - 18
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:45 - 5:15pm
Location: Online

13 Oct - 8 Dec 2021

Ages: 11 - 14
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Location: Online

14 Oct - 2 Dec 2021

Ages: 12 - 17
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location: Therapy Focus Mirrabooka

Register your interest

For more information about our Minecraft Program, including a detailed pricing schedule, contact us on 1300 135 373.

To register your interest in one of our upcoming programs, simply complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.