TalkLife, a Bristol, UK-based provider of an online peer support community for people to talk about their mental health, recently secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Telus Ventures. With this funding, the company aims to expand its reach and focus on establishing a stronger presence in the North American market. Led by CEO Jamie Druitt, TalkLife creates online spaces where individuals across the globe can both offer and receive support for their mental health.
The platform provides instant connection for those experiencing feelings of isolation or loneliness, featuring professional clinical moderation, real-time escalation, and world-class ML technology.
TalkLife specializes in offering tailored peer support products for students through TalkCampus and for employees through TalkLife Workplace, in addition to its free-to-use public offering. With a combination of social networking and a safe, supportive environment, the platform delivers real-time, ongoing peer support to more than five million individuals worldwide, in multiple languages, at any time of the day or night. It also provides clinical escalation and real-time professional moderation, catering to over 250 universities, colleges, and numerous companies, ranging from SMEs to multinationals.
TalkLife's CEO, Jamie Druitt, expressed his enthusiasm about the funding, stating, "TalkLife is pioneering a new kind of mental health support that’s accessible, relevant, and has the research backing to prove that it really works. With the support of TELUS Ventures and TELUS Health, we will be able to power our growth and reach millions more people through both our free app and our specialized platforms for students and employees." The company currently has a diverse global team of 50 employees and its headquarters are located in Bristol, UK.