Sprout is an application designed to help university students deal with the stressor of juggling multiple life responsibilities and reduce the impacts that juggling these have on one’s mental health.

During mental health week, students are given a seedling, these include a succulent, a snake plant and bamboo. These plant varieties are extremely low maintenance and are perfect for the on the go, busy university student. Attached to the seedling pots are tags where the user will scan a QR code and take them to the sprout app with their respective plant avatar. The avatar is customisable and reflects the user’s emotional response.

From there, the app guides the student through different techniques for managing stress. These include positive reframing, cultivating gratitude and strengthening relationships.

Designed By

  • Andrew Colella (final design)
  • Daniela Baressi
  • Samuel Loprete
  • Sophie Plunkett
  • Mia Torres Zavaleta


Interested in taking this project further? Contact Dr Gareth Furber at gareth.furber@gmail.com.