Miners Care Committee

Mission: The Miners Care Committee fosters a culture of mental well-being at Missouri
S&T through the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff.

GOALS

  • Broaden the definition of mental well-being to include a more holistic and inclusive approach

    Definition of Mental Well-being:  Mental health is an active process that exists on a continuum. Utilizing a whole-person approach, members of the campus community can contribute to student success by providing care and support to develop intellectual, emotional, social, and physical wellness. By involving not just the individual, but the environment as well, we call all contribute to student mental well-being.

  •  Emphasize the shared responsibility all members of campus have in addressing mental well-being
  • Coordinate and provide initiatives that assist students with the management of stress
  • Assess and evaluate ongoing mental well-being initiatives and make recommendations for change

Miners Care Committee Structure

 Members:

  • Chelsea George ¦ Wellness Coordinator
    Miner Wellness
  • Lilly Germeroth ¦ Peer Wellness Educator
    Miner Wellness
  • Ally Doyle ¦ Student Services Chair
    Student Council

Charge Statement: Explore the development of a mental well-being peer support network, a group of trained students who will facilitate regular listening sessions for members of the student body. Research other peer mental well-being initiatives and provide feedback to the Miners Care Committee.

Who we are: The Weekly Groups are led by students, who have been trained with holistic health and well-being resources to create a refreshingly accessible space and facilitate inclusive and engaging dialogue.

What we do: We offer peer-facilitated support groups (~6-12 students per group) that are cost-free and confidential for all students at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

When we do it: Weekly Groups are held on campus in 1-hour time slots. Join us this semester, by signing up above! Group is scheduled for the semester at your convenience, so be sure to indicate times where you are most available! Members are expected to attend each week's group throughout the semester, which usually last 1 hour. 

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Members:

  • Patti Fleck ¦ Director of Counseling Services
  • Dave Westenberg ¦ Associate Professor
    Biological Sciences
  • Barb Prewett ¦ Sr. Program Manager of Student Support Services
    Student Affairs
  • Edna Grover-Bisker ¦ Assistant Vice Chancellor
    Student Affairs
  • Jessica Gargus ¦ Director of Miner Wellness
  • Tyrone Davidson ¦ Director, Academic Advising
    Curtis Wilson Library
  • Mary Koen ¦ Professor
    Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  • Maciej Jan Zawodniok ¦ Associate Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Fateme Rezaei ¦ Associate Professor
    Chemical Engineering
  • Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani ¦ Associate Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jeff Smith ¦ Associate Professor
    Materials Science and Engineering
  • Carol Durk ¦ Manager, Testing and Student Disability Services
    Testing and Student Disability Services

Charge Statement: Explore the development of faculty focused initiatives that assist faculty with the recognition of their role in addressing student mental well-being and reducing undue stress placed on students.

Initiatives:

  • Syllabus statements on mental well-being
  • Faculty email to promote well-being
  • Distribute the Faculty-Awareness survey
  • Provide tips on incorporating wellness strategies in the classroom
  • Faculty mental well-being ambassador positions

Members:

  • Mindy Bryson ¦ Assistant Director, Student Health Services, Nurse Practitioner 
    Student Health Services
  • Jessica Gargus ¦ Director of Miner Wellness
  • Chelsea George ¦ Wellness Coordinator
    Miner Wellness

Charge Statement: Research existing digital platforms and explore the incorporation of one that addresses student mental well-being from a holistic standpoint, while offering self-help tools and technology to reach students where they are.

Initiatives:

  • Provide high quality online resources for mental well-being

Resources:

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Our newest online resource for mental health, the Sanvello App.

Sign up for free with your @mst.edu email!

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google play

Other resources can be found on our resources page.

We encourage you to check it out! 

WELLNESS RESOURCES

 

 Members:

  • Jessica Gargus ¦ Director of Miner Wellness
    Miner Wellness
  • Chelsea George ¦ Wellness Coordinator
    Miner Wellness
  • Katie Tucker ¦ Coordinator
    Office of the Registrar

Charge Statement: Utilize the mental well-being spectrum of prevention and the red folder resource to create a navigation tool that assists users with recognizing students in distress and referring them to the proper campus resource(s).

Initiatives:

  • Design a navigation tool to direct users to the proper miner well-being resources
  • Distribute navigation tool in print to stakeholders
  • Create a digital version of the navigation tool, host, maintain, and share it

well-being referral guide

 

 Members:

  • Patti Fleck ¦ Director, Student Support Services
    Counseling Services
  • Dorie Paine ¦ Director, Student Support Services
    Campus Housing and Dining Services
  • Ally Doyle ¦ Student Services Chair
    Student Council

Charge Statement: Explore adopting a stepped model of care approach that includes resources from the spectrum of prevention. Research and implement other best practices that exist within higher education counseling centers.

Initiatives:

  • Host the "Let's Talk" series
  • Maintain walk-in hours for counseling services

What is Stepped Care?

 


 Members:

  • Jessica Gargus ¦ Director of Miner Wellness
    Miner Wellness
  • Chelsea George ¦ Wellness Coordinator
    Miner Wellness
  • Lilly Germeroth ¦ Peer Wellness Educator
    Miner Wellness
  • Nick White ¦ Professor of Athletic Sports
    Athletics and Recreation
  • Alison Ayers ¦ Manager, Student Involvement Programs
    Student Involvement

Charge Statement: Develop and implement a comprehensive plan that addresses mental well-being from a primary prevention, public health approach.

Initiatives:

  • Host mental well-being ambassador training
  • Host lunch and learn training on topics related to mental well-being
  • Expand mental well-being ambassador training to include new student groups
  • Coordinate planning committee for mental well-being awareness week in February

 

 

Steering Committee Members

Jessica Gargus

Director of Miner Wellness

Mindy Bryson

Director of Student Health Operations

Chelsea George

Wellness Coordinator

Advisory Committee Members

Dorie Paine

Sr. Director Student Support Services

Brittney Miller

Manager, Student Support Services

Tyrone Davidson

Director, Academic Advising

Student

Student Council Student Services Chair

Patti Fleck

Director of Counseling Services

Dave Westenberg

Associate Proffessor

Barb Prewett

Assistant Dean of Students

Edna Grover-Bisker

Assistant Vice Chancellor

Jessica Gargus, M.Ed, CHES

Director of Miner Wellness

Melinda Bryson

Director of Student Health Operations

Chelsea George

Wellness Coordinator