Peer Listening

About Peer Listening

Peer Listening is a great option for students looking to actively strengthen their personal well-being and self-care strategies, identify campus resources, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change through one-on-one conversation.

Peer Listening is a free service offered by our Peer Educators for students at Colorado School of Mines. Through one-on-one conversations, the Peer Listeners will create an inclusive support system within a safe place free of judgment, provide resources on a variety of topics such as boundary-setting, drug and alcohol use, and self-care, and co-create an individualized action plan for participating students.  

Peer Listening is not crisis intervention and should not replace counseling and/or medical services. Peer Listeners address and discuss difficult topics while providing students with mutual respect, privacy, and a plan of action. 

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How does it work?

Come visit us during Walk-In hours or schedule a session directly with our Peer Listeners!

WALK IN HOURS

Throughout the semester, there will be walk-in Peer Listening available in the Wellness Center on the 2nd floor of the Health Center. Walk-in hours are available the follow days and times:

MONDAYS: 12pm-2pm

TUESDAYS: 10am-11am, 3pm-4pm

WEDNESDAYS: 1pm-2pm

THURSDAYS: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 3pm-4pm

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WHO ARE PEER LISTENERS?

Peer Listeners are current Peer Educators who go through additional and in-depth training and supervision to serve as a Peer Listener. Peer Listeners are Certified Peer Educators through NASPA. 

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Natalia Mcevoy

(sHE/Her/Hers)

Major: Chemical Engineering & Minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs

Class: Senior

Email: nmcevoy@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Special Topics: mental health issues, school-life balance, planning for the future, and LQBTQ topics

Amanda Camarata

(sHE/Her/Hers)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Graduate

Email: ajcamarata@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR (Suicide Prevention)

Special Topics: DI&A, recovery and mental health concerns

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robert Delmark

(HE/Him/HiS)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

Email: delmark@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR, ASIST, Bystander Intervention

Special Topics: LGBTQ topics, Relationship/Friendship issues, and Grades

Bridget Germany

Bridget Germany

(sHE/Her/HerS)

Major: Chemical Engineering

Class: Sophomore

Email: germany@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Special Topics: Anything you want!

Ava o’hara

(sHE/Her/HerS)

Major: QBE

Class: Sophomore

Email: aohara@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Special Topics: Anything

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arabella quintanilla

(sHE/Her/HerS)

Major: QBE

Class: Sophomore

Email: aiquintanilla@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator

Special Topics: Mental Health & DI&A topics

 

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Storm stephenson

(tHEy/them/tHeirS)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Junior

Email: stormstephenson@mines.edu

Training: Certified Peer Educator, QPR

Special Topics: time management and school-life balance

GOALS OF THE PEER LISTENING

Students who participate in a one-on-one conversation with a Peer Listening can expect:

   1.   To identify the problem for which they are seeking support.

   2.   To articulate what support looks like for them.

   3.   To co-create 1-2 possible solutions or tangible next steps to implement to resolve their problem.

   4.   To identify 1-2 appropriate campus resources.

   5.   To be listened to, heard, and supported by Peer Listeners.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A PEER LISTENING SESSION

A Peer Listening session is a collaborative process between you and your Peer Listener. Together you will identify current struggles and barriers to your success. Peer Listening provides a safe place to talk with a peer and fellow Mines student without judgement in order to develop self-awareness, skills, tools, and campus resources that will empower you in strengthening your well-being. 

Sessions are 30 minutes long with discussion around topics such as: boundary-setting, drug and alcohol use, self-care, loneliness, resiliency and more.  

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Not sure where to start?

Try the new wellness resource finder! This tool can be used to see what wellness resources are available on campus and how to get connected with them.