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GCU partnership expands mental health services for students 24/7/365

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Making sure that students have greater access to mental health services is the focus of a new partnership between the GCU Counseling Center and Uwill, an online telehealth platform for student mental health and wellness.

In addition to the ongoing free counseling services and programs offered on campus, students can now get immediate assistance and support 24/7/365, through the Uwill easy-to-use online platform and mobile app.

“UWill is designed to enhance and extend the therapeutic services offered by GCU’s Counseling Center,” said Dr. Robin Solbach, Director of Health and Counseling at GCU. “UWill offers free 30-minute virtual sessions to students, including during evenings and weekends, when the Counseling Center is closed. Anything that helps to reduce barriers to students accessing care will be helpful in connecting students with the support they deserve.”

The Uwill program has three components:

  • UMatch: Virtual therapy for students.
  • UHelp: Crisis counseling for emergencies.
  • URise: Wellness services and information.

Students can choose a counselor based upon their preferences of availability, gender, language, and ethnicity. Students can also choose a convenient time that fits their schedule with day, night, and weekend availability.

To access these private, secure and confidential services, all students need to do is register and login at https://app.uwill.com/  using their GCU email.

Dr. Solbach stressed that GCU’s Counseling Center will continue to provide the same level of support and programming for our students.  “We are excited to be able to add Uwill as a supplemental tool. The more services we can provide — the more students we can help,” explained Dr. Solbach.

All mental health services provided through the Counseling Center and Uwill are FREE, private, secure and confidential.

The Uwill partnership was made possible through funding from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE).  New Jersey is the first state in the nation to offer comprehensive tele-mental health services to college students at both public and private institutions of higher education.

For more information about the Uwill program click here.

For more information about GCU’s Counseling Center click here.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call 833-646-1526.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 16 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.