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.