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Hopelab works with partners to co-create mental health products and services for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth.

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About Hopelab Studio

Hopelab Studio offers advisory services at no cost to develop and improve mental health products and services for LGBTQ+ and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth. Each engagement is crafted to elevate our partners’ initiatives through the capabilities of the diverse and multidisciplinary Hopelab team.

Our co-creation offerings include:

  • Collaborative Design to conceptualize, prototype, and test digital solutions with youth-led input and co-creation with young people.
  • Insightful Consultation to help partners better understand the needs of their end-users and key stakeholders.
  • Impact Assessment including systems mapping, research study design, and strategic proposals or recommendations.
  • Empowering Facilitation to help partners refine their products, services, and strategies to achieve greater equity, engagement, and efficacy.

In addition, Hopelab provides access to our extensive network, connecting partners to Medicaid sector insights, academic resources, research capabilities, and youth-led and youth-serving organizations.

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The Studio Team

The Hopelab Studio team is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, behavioral health experts, designers, strategists, and researchers. Together, they are committed to co-creating youth-centered, impactful, and scalable mental health solutions, with a particular focus on underserved communities, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth.

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Co-Create With Hopelab Studio

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Brief consultations to explore growth opportunities, enhance relationship-building strategies, or gain clarity on project goals. Sessions range from 30 minutes to two hours and can be one-time or can occur over a few sessions.

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Tailored engagements led by a team of up to four experienced Hopelab staff members, designed to address specific partner needs or challenges. Studio projects encompass activities such as design research, impact evaluation, UI/UX development, and youth co-creation. Project durations range from three to 12 weeks.

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Learn-by-doing with a personalized workshop, facilitation session, or training module tailored to the needs of the organization. With expertise in youth co-creation, research, digital health, and design the Studio team provides diverse perspectives when approaching opportunities. Duration: one-hour session to a comprehensive week-long program

Studio Resource Guides

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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.

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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.

Studio Projects

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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™.

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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.

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In 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.

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Read the results of the pilot randomized controlled trial on the nod smartphone app created to address loneliness among college students.