Lift up your loved ones
Peers.net supporters provide professional peer support to teens and young adults. Your loved one can book a 1:1 online session with a trained supporter who shares their identity and/or mental health challenges. If someone in your life is struggling, our peer supporters are here to help, no matter what.Gift peer support
Peer support has been scientifically proven to significantly improve happiness, self esteem, and coping skills.
of teens and young adults felt better after their Peers.net session.
of teens and young adults found their Peers.net support session to be helpful.
These data points are from Peers.net’s feedback surveys, which are completed by real teens and young adults after their Peers.net support session.
Peers.net is a network of professional peer supporters who have recovered from mental health struggles and are trained to help teens and young adults get through tough times, because they’ve been there too.
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Why peer support? Hear the parent perspective:
“My son clicked with his supporter based on interests they have in common and experiences they share. Peer support empowers him in his mental health healing.”
Nina, Parent of Peers.net user
What is professional peer support?
Professional peer support is a type of mental health support based on the idea that people who have successfully overcome their mental health challenges can be trained to support those who are experiencing something similar. Peer supporters are real people with real experiences and they’ve been professionally trained to help people navigate life’s challenges—whether someone is dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, ED, or other struggles. Our supporters offer emotional support and can teach skills to help people better understand themselves and their feelings, improve relationships, and set goals. Peer support creates a supportive space for people to feel seen and be heard by a professional who has actually been in their shoes and knows how to help. All of our peer supporters have gone through our proprietary training that meets state and national standards. They undergo ongoing supervision from clinical professionals.
Who is providing the support? How are supporters trained?
Support comes from the Peers.net team of professional peer supporters. Our peer supporters are a group of young adults 18-35 with a wide range of backgrounds and past experiences dealing with mental health challenges, who have since experienced recovery and have been trained to support others experiencing similar challenges. No matter what someone is going through, we’ve got them covered. Your loved ones are unique, and their support should be too. That’s why they can filter by life experiences and identity to find a supporter that truly understands who feels right to them.
Our training and certification program, developed in partnership with WGU Labs, meets state and national standards, and our supporters are supervised by clinical experts, including peer support leader Ally Linfoot, who brings over 25 years of peer support experience to our team. Training topics include (but are not limited to): active listening skills, strength-based counseling and motivational interviewing, ethics and boundaries, trauma-informed care, suicide and crisis response, de-escalation, domestic violence, sexual assault, confidentiality, and mandatory reporting.
For more details about our peer support training, visit our training page.
What is Peers.net? Why should I trust it?
Peers.net is a HIPAA-compliant telehealth service provided by Flourish Labs a healthcare company focused on flourishing minds for all. Flourish Labs is on a mission to scale professional peer support with tech to address the mental health crisis. Flourish Labs ensures the quality of our services and measures outcomes of our sessions.
Obi Felten (former Google X technologist) and Kim Newell Green (former Kaiser Permanente pediatrician) founded Flourish Labs in 2021. They bring together decades of experience working in tech and healthcare, and are passionate about leveraging technology to improve mental health for all. Both Obi and Kim are mothers and partners who have experienced what it’s like to have a loved one to struggle with their mental health.
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How much does it cost?
You can buy packages of peer support sessions, ranging from one session for $65 to ten sessions for $520. The more sessions you buy, the more discounted the session is. Our base price of $65 allows us to ensure the highest quality of support and fair payment for our professional peer supporters. If your loved one doesn’t enjoy their experience, we’ll send your money back—no questions asked. We do not currently accept insurance, but we are working hard to accept both private insurance and Medicaid in the future. Check back here for updates on our progress.
Secure. Confidential. Supervised. Your teen or young adult is safe with us.
Our peer supporters are supervised by clinical professionals and peer support experts, and we hold sessions on SimplePractice, a HIPAA-compliant, secure telehealth platform. Everything is kept confidential.
How gifting peer support works
Select your package
If you’re interested in gifting peer support to a loved one, you can choose from packages ranging from 1 to 10 sessions. The more sessions you buy, the more discounted each session is.
Send your gift
Once purchased, we’ll send your loved one an electronic gift card with a unique code to book their sessions. You have the option to add a personalized message to your gift.
Support your loved one
Your loved one can find someone who gets what they’re going through by taking our quiz or browsing our directory of trained supporters. Camera-on or camera-off, it’s totally up to them. If they don’t love their session, we’ll send your money back—no questions asked.