Student Wellness Promotion & Education

Student Wellness Promotion and Education conducts programs to help Mines students build and access the tools needed to stay well during college and beyond. These activities and trainings promote holistic student well-being and address issues of community health and wellness, such as: mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, connectedness, resilience, sleep, stress management, sexual health, nutrition, and more.

Student Wellness Promotion & Education

Student Wellness Promotion and Education conducts programs to help Mines students build and access the tools needed to stay well during college and beyond. These activities and trainings promote holistic student well-being and address issues of community health and wellness, such as: mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, connectedness, resilience, sleep, stress management, sexual health, nutrition, and more.

Wellness Promotion Programs

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Presentation in library with a group of students

Student Wellness Promotion works with student groups and campus departments to lead presentations and workshops on a variety of topics. Some examples may include overall wellness, resilience, stress relief, alcohol and substance abuse, sleep, and more. Please reach out to Emma (egriffis@mines.edu) to discuss your needs!

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Staff

Picture of Emma Griffis standing next to the "A Friend to Lean On" sculpture at Mines of two burros.Director of Student Wellness Promotion & Education

Emma Griffis (pronouns she/her/hers) is Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred, but she’s called Colorado home for the past decade. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health and wound up in the field of higher education. After focusing on mental health promotion and suicide prevention at Red Rocks Community College, Emma joined the Mines community in January of 2019. She is proud to be growing the department of Student Wellness Promotion and particularly enjoys working with the Betsy’s Friends Peer Educators, teaching PA201 (Personal Wellness), and conducting QPR suicide prevention trainings. 

Some fun facts: Emma lived in Ukraine for two years and worked at a technical college as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is privileged to have traveled internationally quite a bit. Emma likes to run and go camping with her family. She stays resilient by approaching life as an adventure – just go with the flow and know that things might not always go as expected, but it all usually works out in the end. Her college days were some of the best days, and she loves working with university students!

picture of Bryttani Watson, Assistant Director of Student Wellness Promotion, standing in front of a tree with yellow leaves

Assistant Director of Student Wellness Promotion

Bryttani Watson (pronouns she/her/hers) earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. Woo Pig Sooie! She spent nearly five years at Purdue University where she opened the first residential college with Purdue’s Residence Education and Honors College. Most recently, she worked in Residence Life at Colorado School of Mines for three years, opening 1750 Jackson Street apartments. She is excited to transition from work in Residence Life to Student Wellness Promotion and bring important wellness education to Mines students. Bryttani enjoys hiking with her family and doggo and never turns down playing board games.