For colleges

We partner with colleges to address the student mental health crisis

Flourish Labs helps colleges to reach every student with affordable, culturally responsive, high-quality mental health care to improve student outcomes and retention.

Colleges face ever-growing demand for mental health services, with serious consequences is a mental health peer support network designed for students, with students

We co-created with young adults to build a mental health service that meets their needs. On our HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, they can book 1 on 1 video appointments with a peer supporter of their choice within 48 hours.

Our peer supporters provide emotional support, teach skills, and share their knowledge and personal experiences with mental health. They are Gen Z and diverse (50% LGBTQ+ and/or BIPOC). They fully trained, certified and supervized by our clinical staff.

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We empower students to support each other

Peer support is a scalable solution that meets today’s student needs.

We help colleges reach every student with age-appropriate, culturally responsive support

Our peer supporters reflect the community they serve, so every student can choose peer supporters who share their identity and life experiences. Peer support is particularly effective at addressing mental health disparities for underserved populations, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and first generation students.

How fits into colleges

You choose how to partner with us based on your needs. We can serve as an extension of your Counseling and Psychological Services team in an integrated step care model, or function as a standalone service.

🚀 Provide fast access to quality care at lower cost
On, students can book appointments with a peer supporter of their choice within 48 hours. Our peer support sessions cost less than half the rate of therapy.

📋 Actively manage your waitlist
Instead of students waiting weeks for a therapy appointment, they can get started with peer support immediately. For some students, peer support will be the appropriate level of care. If not, we will work with you to connect them to other services.

🏆 Certification training and work experience for students
We offer free certification training, paid jobs and supervision for our peer supporters. Peer supporters gain useful skills and experience that are useful in any career, including teaching, law enforcement and managerial roles. Peer support can also be an entry point to a career in mental health, e.g. in therapy, social work or psychiatry.

Ready to bring to your college?

Let’s talk about how we can work together to bring peer support training and services to your student community.

⚙️ How it works

  • We can provide peer support as a standalone service, or integrated with other care available on campus or in the community.
  • We train students to become certified peer supporters, and employ them with flexible jobs.
  • We provide supervision by experienced peer support professionals and licensed psychologists on our staff.
  • Our goal is to make services available free of charge to students by partnering with colleges and insurance companies. Pricing is customised by college and state, but as a rule of thumb our peer support sessions cost less than half the rate of licensed therapists.
  • We regularly review data to improve our program and share impact metrics with our partners.
  • Our customer success team works with you to ensure that our program meets your needs.