Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Launches Teletherapy Solution
Uwill provides students and faculty at unique urban college with immediate access to licensed counselors
The leading teletherapy solution for colleges, Uwill, today announced a partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) to expand the capacity of their mental health offering for students and faculty. A unique postsecondary institution serving a predominantly male, BIPOC student population, BFIT now provides students and faculty with immediate access to mental health support from a diverse team of licensed counselors based on their specific needs and preferences.
“Our team is focused on helping learners from across the Boston area launch or redirect their careers into the region’s fast-growing technology industry,” said Dr. Aisha Francis, President of BFIT. “But those opportunities for economic mobility won’t be possible unless we also provide the counseling and support that is a major factor in ensuring students’ success. In partnership with Uwill, we now have the power to offer our students, and also our faculty, personalized, on-demand access to teletherapy, expanding our current support systems to include those who might otherwise be difficult to reach.”
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology was established with funds bequeathed in Benjamin Franklin’s will with the goal of preparing students for success in the high-demand jobs of the future, including roles in technology and engineering. BFIT offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs, along with short-term certifications across six academic divisions, serving students who are often the first in their families to attend college.
“As an institution focused on opening doors into the tech industry, BFIT has a unique perspective on the potential of technology to transform the worlds of education and work for the better,” said Michael London, founder and CEO of Uwill. “Together, we’re ensuring that BFIT students and faculty can access counseling from a diverse team of therapists whenever and wherever they need support.”
Utilizing its proprietary technology and counselor team, Uwill is the only student-focused teletherapy, emergency, and wellness platform. The solution offers an immediate connection to Uwill’s team of available licensed therapists based on student need and preferences.
Uwill has become the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. The most cost-effective way to complement a college’s mental health offering, Uwill partners with more than 100 institutions including Boston College, University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Xavier University. Uwill is the teletherapy education partner for NASPA. For more information, visit uwill.com.