BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College, today, announced a partnership with Uwill, the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students, to increase and expand upon the college’s existing counseling capabilities. West Virginia Wesleyan College adds this teletherapy option at a time of increased mental health challenges across the United States. Uwill’s proprietary technology facilitates immediate appointments with licensed mental health counselors based on student needs and preferences.
“We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive campus environment that values the well-being of every individual,” said Alison Whitehair, Vice President for Student Development, at West Virginia Wesleyan College. “Uwill helps us to empower our students to prioritize their mental health and connect with a counselor that is right for them to support their academic journey.”
Recent survey data shows 79% of surveyed students reported experiencing moderate or high stress levels within the last 30 days. Additionally, while 42% of college students have expressed the need for help with mental health difficulties in the last year, more than 60% of these students have never received counseling or therapy.
“We’re proud to be able to support colleges in a way that provides students with immediacy and without obstacles,” said Michael London, founder and CEO of Uwill. “Our solution empowers students to select a therapist they feel most comfortable with when its convenient for them.”
Utilizing its proprietary technology and counselor team, Uwill pioneered the first student and therapist matching platform. The solution offers an immediate appointment with a licensed counselor based on student preferences, all modalities of teletherapy, a direct crisis connection, wellness events, realtime data, and support.
WVWC’s Center for Counseling and Wellbeing continues to offer free consultation, crisis support, solution-focused single session and short-term counseling sessions to all undergraduate and graduate students as part of Wesleyan’s commitment to student well-being. Services are also provided through Community Care of West Virginia.
For more information, visit www.wvwc.edu/counseling.
Uwill is the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. The most cost-effective way to expand and enhance a college’s mental health offerings, Uwill partners with 200 institutions including Babson College, University of Michigan, Columbus State Community College, and University of Maryland, College Park. Uwill is also the teletherapy education partner for NASPA and the Online Learning Consortium. For more information, visit uwill.com.
ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2024 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan eighth in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing, and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.