It takes a village.
Find certified peer supporters to build your own personal village of support using our digital platform, peers.net.
What is peer support?
A peer is someone we identify with because we have a shared identity or experience. This might be age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, speaking the same language, being a veteran, being an immigrant, or being from the same country or town.
In mental health, a peer is usually used to refer to someone who shares the experience of living with similar mental health challenges. Peer supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, and provide advice based on their own experiences.
Our certified peer supporters have lived experience in recovering from and flourishing through their mental health challenges. They have been trained on how to successfully support another person and have received a certification that demonstrates their skills and knowledge.
How do I find a peer supporter through Flourish Labs?
peers.net is our new mental health support network for students. On peers.net, students can book 1 on 1 video sessions with certified peer supporters. Early access is available now for 18-25 year olds based in California, Oregon or Washington State. We’re expanding soon to more states and age groups.
Our website and our service certainly aren’t perfect; they’re what tech people call a ‘beta product’. We will continue to release new versions with your feedback. As a beta tester, your input and feedback will shape the way our product evolves.
If you’re interested in finding a supporter, you can either browse through and filter all of the peer supporters in our network, or be matched to a few supporters that meet your needs. After you have found the right supporters for you, you can book one-on-one support sessions via our digital platform.
Peers.net allows you to book with multiple supporters so that you can talk to someone who understands your specific needs and circumstances as they change over time. Booking with a number of peer supporters allows you to craft a village of support around you that caters to your specific needs.
1 on 1 sessions will take place on secure video calls. You can book your sessions around your schedule.
Get free support from your peers. Build your village. Contribute to a new era of mental wellness. Are you ready to get started?
If you are interested in becoming a certified peer supporter on our platform, check out this page.