Are you working on any exciting new projects now? How do you think that will help people?
Upswing raised our series A funding round in March, and we have used that funding to create even more support resources for non-traditional students. One project in particular that I am excited about is on-demand, live teletherapy for students. We have been working some time on getting the right price point to ensure that our institutional customers can offer this service for free for students.
Upswing has always partnered with universities to improve the success and graduation rates of nontraditional students. For this group of students, one of the biggest challenges they face is that life gets in the way. COVID exacerbated this problem, particularly from a mental health perspective. We found that services addressing depression, anxiety, and isolationism were gaps on the platform. We offered self-paced tools to help identify these factors but we didn’t have a “now what” offering to address these challenges. We knew that being able to deliver teletherapy was a needed step to help our customers address widespread mental health concerns…Read full article here.