PORTLAND, Oregon., February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Reed College today announced a new partnership with Uwill, the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. Designed to expand capacity and help colleges meet the demand for on-campus counseling centers, Uwill’s solution connects students with an exclusive team of certified counselors available based on their unique needs and preferences.
“The diversity of Reeds the campus community is one of our greatest strengths as an institution, and providing all students with access to mental health support that meets their unique individual needs has only grown in importance over the course of for the past two years,” said Johanna WorkerPsyD, Director of Consulting Services at reed college. “Because their approach is specifically designed around today’s students, Uwill is transforming our approach to mental health and counseling at a time when this work has never been more important.”
reed college is launching this new teletherapy solution at a time of increasing mental health issues being reported on campuses nationwide. Before 2020, until 60 percent of students reported experiencing significant anxiety and, according to recent research, more than eight out of 10 students have seen their mental health negatively affected over the past eighteen months.
“reed college is recognized as one of the nation’s most forward-thinking mental health and wellness institutions,” said Michael London, founder and CEO of Uwill. “This partnership aims to realize the potential of emerging technologies to help institutions increase capacity and help more students access the support they need.”
Uwill’s proprietary technology leverages artificial intelligence to immediately connect students to available advisors that meet their unique needs and preferences. The only secure, student-focused teletherapy platform, Umatch offers all teletherapy modalities (video, phone, chat, and message), and Uhelp provides 24/7/365 emergency access. Uwill works with a wide range of institutions including Boston College, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of San Franciscoand Sacred Heart University to expand their mental health and wellness offerings.
Uwill has become the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. Using its proprietary technology and network of advisors, Uwill’s core foundation, Umatch, provides students with an immediate connection to an available therapist based on need and preference. Available globally, Uwill provides a secure environment and facilitates video, phone, chat and messaging sessions. Additionally, Uhelp extends campus support to include 24/7/365 emergency assistance, and Ucollaborate enables seamless care coordination. Uwill provides the most cost-effective way to supplement a college’s mental health offering and has worked with leading institutions including the University of Maryland, Stevens Institute of Technology, Boston College and Bay Path University. Uwill is the Teletherapy Teaching Partner for NASPA. For more information, visit uwill.com.