We are a diverse team of interdisciplinary scientists and behavioral health experts who collaborate to make your offerings more youth-centered, impactful, efficacious, and scalable.
We are designers, strategists, and researchers who co-create with and for young people to make affirming mental health solutions—especially in historically underserved communities.
Our team of interdisciplinary scientists and behavioral health experts is skilled in intervention ideation, youth co-creation, prototyping, behavioral science, and user testing. We conduct research within communities to help advance impact, adapt offerings, and improve equitable health outcomes.
We’re taking collaboration to the next level and reshaping power dynamics with a youth-led cohort of experts who lend their voices across partner engagements–from product feedback to content creation, design research, and more–young people co-create the future.
We collaborate with partners in a variety of ways to help improve offerings that are equitable, efficacious, and viable. From capacity-building with a human-centered approach to designing thinking and prototyping digital offerings to thought partnership, each engagement is bespoke.
Studio ProjectsCase Studies
LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Together we can shape a future where LGBTQ+ youth can thrive. Dive into our process and explore the data behind the co-creation, launch, and early impact metrics of imi guide.
Elevating Youth Voices to Evolve Hazel HEART™In partnership with Hazel Health
Over the course of two weeks, Hazel Health worked with the Hopelab Studio team to gather insights from young people to inform and improve the product design of Hazel HEART™.
Pilot Randomized Control Trial on imiIn partnership with Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania
Read the results of a randomized control trial conducted on imi, a free, mental health web app, designed to help LGBTQ+ youth cope with stress.
imiIn partnership with CenterLink
imi supports and helps LGBTQ+ teens explore and affirm their identity and learn practical ways to cope with sexual and gender minority stress in ways that are helpful, relevant, inclusive, and joyful.
Quit the HitIn partnership with Rescue Agency
A 30-day intervention that teaches young people how to quit vaping through group chats on Instagram.
Studio Resource Guides
Partnering with youth is a critical aspect of creating impactful products, services, and experiences that center on the specific needs and preferences of young people. This guide offers resources, tips, and tools to learn more about co-creation with and for youth.
Prototyping is essential in creating inclusive, supportive, and innovative ideas. This guide offers resources and tools Hopelab uses to ensure we’re testing and learning before investing too far into ideas or projects.