Max Out For Mental Health: FAQs

What do I need to get started?

You’ll need a:

  • Twitch account
  • Gaming system such as an Xbox, PS4 or PC
  • If you choose to stream via a PC, you will need to download streaming software OBS
  • A good internet connection
  • This one is optional, but to maximise interaction with your followers you could consider using a webcam

What content should I be streaming?

That is completely up to you, want our participants to have free rein and create whatever they are most comfortable with.

However, as a mental health charity we do ask our participants to be mindful when choosing which game they stream. As an organisation we do not condone the perpetuation of negative stereotypes surrounding mental illness.

Can I stream with friends?

Absolutely get your friends on board.

You could have one team member register with us and set up your team GivePenny page. Find out more about setting up a Twitch team here too.

How do I stream my event?

You can find a really handy guide to setting up a gaming stream here.

How do I set up my fundraising page?

This is really easy, all you need to do is head over to GivePenny, create and personalise your fundraising page.

We’re encouraging our amazing supporters to use GivePenny as their chosen fundraising platform for this challenge, they have some great resources to help make your stream as successful as possible.   

Can under 18s take part?

Yes, under 18s can take part. Although we do require all under 18’s to have permission from a parent or legal guardian due to the nature of gaming activities.

Got a different question?

Drop us an email at or give us a call on 0207 840 3063.


Rethink Mental Illness, GivePenny and Twitch are separate organisations each with their own Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. You should check that you agree to them all before signing up for Max Out for Mental Health. Use the below links to find out more information:

Age consent

By signing up for the Max Out for Mental Health challenge and creating a GivePenny account, you are confirming that you are either over the age of 18 or have parental or a legal guardian’s permission to participate.

If you have any queries about Max Out For Mental Health, please give us a call on 0207 840 3063 or you can get in touch via email on