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Ignite Accelerator accelerates entrepreneurs and organizations developing scalable mental health literacy and access focused solutions.
Through connecting them with the resources they need to achieve their goals, we catalyze collective progress towards our Goal.
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We are unfortunately no longer in a position to accept applications from non-scalable solutions or those focused outside of the areas of mental health literacy or access.
Stay tuned for our new accelerator program launch in Fall 2020.
Previous or current orgs we have helped
As of May 2020 Ignite Accelerator is focused on scalable solutions in the areas of mental health literacy and access. Organizations listed below may have been helped prior or post May 2020.
If you are interested in learning more about, or applying to, our program please feel free to contact us via the 'Contact Us' page linked in the website footer.
MindTrails is an evidence-based program designed by an interdisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, computer scientists, and engineers at the University of Virginia to help people think differently about situations that make them feel anxious. The program is free as part of a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and has been completed by people of all racial and ethnic identities from many countries around the world.
MindTrails offers a truly scalable method of free interpretation bias training programs to promote healthier thinking patterns for people with anxiety and other emotional difficulties.
At Ignite we're focused on tackling root causes rather than fixing symptoms. That's why we're committed to venture building and supporting entrepreneurs and organizations who are capable of transforming global mental health.
Through the power of sports fused with therapy, Docwayne is seizing the opportunity to challenge the norm in dealing with a variety of social issues and provide options for at-risk youth on a global scale.
Already helping over 400 at risk youth a week across over 23 locations, Docwayne is leading the movement of helping youth, at scale.
Providing anonymous peer support via text, Lean On Me automatically and anonymously matches peers to create texting networks of instantaneous support across organizations.
Initially founded by MIT students LeanOnMe now has active hotlines at MIT, UPenn, UChicago, UC Denver, Penn State, Huntington and BC, Lean On Me is a key player in providing support to those in need on university campuses.
eHome Counseling Group provides campuses with the ability to serve more students, at a lower cost and the provision of services across state lines.
E-home been focused on developing best-in-class approaches in video counseling for the past 5 years providing licensed, Masters level counselors for mental health services across the country.
They have a metric driven approach and success in serving students from University of Maryland, American University and other colleges. Their effectiveness has also been independently verified by the University of Central Florida Department of Health Informatics.
Working towards a goal of presence on 70% of US High School and University campuses, CTN is working to catalyze a change in societal norms surrounding mental health, but at scale.
Change The Norm is working to connect the thousands of student groups on University and High School campuses through out the US, passionate about improving mental health with the highest quality evidence based approaches, coordinated activism and advocacy efforts to do so. This organization has temporarily paused active operations.
On campuses throughout the US, students seeking help from mental health professionals often face harrowing wait times of anywhere from 4 weeks - 3 months. Our chronic shortage of trained professionals won’t be resolved anytime soon.
Through connecting volunteers trained and willing to provide peer support with those seeking peer support, Suportal is working to bridge the gap and push peer support to the front lines of mental healthcare.
Transform. is working to connect the millions of dollars in donations and goodwill to worthy mental health projects focused on 0-24 demographic, globally, via a public transparent crowdfunding platform.
They hate the analogy but to explain simply, imagine DonorsChoose.org but for mental health.
Project paused and not currently active.
Checked In is dedicated to bringing about meaningful and impactful change in mental wellbeing on college campuses through increasing awareness, accessibility and emotional intelligence.
Checked In is an application that increases emotional intelligence whilst streamlining the connection between students, peers, and resources.
For busy college students who struggle to make time for their mental health, identifying emotions can be a persistent struggle. Thus, our application seeks to develop emotional intelligence through research-informed methods, empowering students to engage with their mental health.
Team Foundation Boston
The TEAM Foundation of Boston is a 501(c)3 committed to redefining mental toughness as the continued commitment to one's mental well-being, the willingness to get help with one's mental health, and the compassion to support others on their mental health journeys.
Dedicated to helping student athletes.