Collaborative Approach to Mental Health Access


College student mental health and well-being continues to be a major source of concern for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. As the need for services is only expected to increase, UNYCC members are working to optimize our collective resources to better support our students.

Join with health and wellness colleagues, and other student affairs professionals, from across UNYCC to learn more about Mantra Health’s after hours solutions for higher education.


July 28, 2020

2:00-3:00


  • Learn about Mantra’s Higher Ed Psychiatry and Therapy Solutions
  • Check out the Collaborative Portal
  • Explore opportunities to share solutions with UNYCC colleagues

Featured Speakers

Dr. Harry Rockland-Miller, currently a clinical advisor for Mantra Health, will offer key guidance on the landscape of higher education and its respective mental health climate. He was formerly the Director of Counseling and Psychological Health and Executive Director of Wellness at UMass Amherst for over 20 years focusing on working with students in a university setting. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors’ (AUCCCD) from his contribution to campus mental health “at the highest national levels.”

Ed Gaussen, co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Mantra Health, began his career at White Star Capital, an international investment firm investing in high potential technology and healthcare companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Ed completed his BSc at McGill University. He was inspired to start Mantra after watching a teenage family member struggle to find quality mental healthcare for years. At Mantra, he is responsible for forming partnerships with higher education institutes and health insurance plans across the United States to improve students’ access to quality mental health services while concurrently increasing on-campus collaboration with counseling and health service center staff through the Mantra Collaboration Portal.

Matt Kennedy is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Mantra Health. He started his career at Google and completed his MBA from Columbia Business School and BSc at the London School of Economics. He was inspired to start Mantra through a life changing experience he had with a college counselor after his brother almost died. At Mantra he is responsible for product development and clinical operations. Under his leadership, the company launched the Mantra Collaboration portal, a software platform enabling counseling and health service centers on university and college campuses to co-manage student patients with a dedicated psychiatry or therapy provider Mantra staffs through its provider group.


Attendance is free but registration is required.