of mental health issues appear before age 24
of death among college students is suicide
of students have mental health challenges
of students have tried or are interested in peer support
We help address the mental health crisis on campus by training students to become Certified Peer Supporters, and connecting them with other students who need support. Our peer support network is launching later this fall.
We are now offering ‘Peer Support 101’ training for college students, a 20-hour virtual course to learn valuable mental health peer support skills which can lead to a part-time job as a Certified Peer Supporter. We are offering 150 scholarships, so encourage your students to sign up today!
We’re already working with student groups, career centers, psychology departments and innovation groups at Northeastern University, University of St Thomas Houston, Western Governors University, Arizona State University and University of Oregon to bring this opportunity to their community. (Read this blogpost on why WGU chose to partner with us.) We’re always looking for more college partners, especially community colleges and others with diverse student populations.
Offer the opportunity to your students to get trained as a peer supporter, and provide support to students who need it on your campus.
We partner with student groups to spread the word about our training and jobs.
We partner with Careers Offices to offer meaningful, attractive part-time student job that provides students with training and leadership opportunities that will be useful in whichever career they choose. We would love to connect with you on Handshake.
We partner with psychology faculties to provide paid work experience to students.
If you are faculty or staff, please get in touch to explore how we could work with your college.