link Mental Health & Wellness Committee

Type of Committee: Participatory Group
Sub-Committee Reports to: SSC

Charge: The Mental Health and Wellness Committee (MHW) is a subcommittee of the Student Services Council, serving an advisory function. The Committee facilitates student support services. 

Mission: The Mental Health & Wellness Committee is committed to promote mental health awareness and holistic health from an equitable lens to serve the diverse needs of our student population by providing information, activities, and services to increase emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual and social well-being.

OBJECTIVES:

• Provide and connect students to resources on and off-campus through community partnerships and enhanced promotion of the Mission College Student Health Center services, which both supports students in staying on their path and facilitates learning.
 • With a caring campus lens, raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health through culturally-relevant events, activities, social media campaigns, workshops, and conferences to support personal development, retention, and create a sense of belonging. 
 • Collaborate across campus to empower students, staff, faculty, and administration to support the holistic mental health and wellness of students through equitable practices with a trauma-informed lens.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Make recommendations to college leadership through the Vice President and Dean of Student Services.
  • Assess student needs and brainstorm the best way to reach students by connecting with ASG/student clubs and collaborating with the Student Wellness Ambassador Program (SWAP).
  • Assist with projects and grant objectives as is determined best by the Vice President of Student Services.
  • Provide resources through: (1) Creating bi-annual Mission Cares Newsletter (2) Hosting events and workshops (3) Establishing connections with local and nationwide organizations.
  • Collaborate with Mission College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
  • Assist with the development, update, and distribution of staff and faculty resources related to mental health.

Mental Health & True Community

True Community aims to improve student equity and success in a interdisciplinary approach by working with key initiatives on campus. 

Committee Meetings:

Fall 2021


2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month from 12:30-2pm

*If you are interested in participating on the committee or attending as a guest, please email the co-chairs: amanda.marshall@missioncollege.edu and vianey.topete@missioncollege.edu