Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Online Course

April 27, 2020 - 9:00am
Online Event: 

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH invites you to the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Online Course for Settlement and social service providers stream.

Strengthen your capacity to effectively address the mental health needs of immigrants and refugees.

The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), offers evidence-based information for service providers to provide mental health care and support to both immigrants and refugees arriving in Canada.

The online course offers an overview on the social determinants of health and its impact on mental health. It emphasizes the role of the migration trajectory when addressing the mental health of immigrant and refugees, while highlighting the specific needs of sub populations. The course is designed to build capacity in providing equitable access to support and treatment, while highlighting the necessity of partnerships among sectors. Course participants are given access to promising practices and resources applicable to settlement and health service sectors in facilitating successful integration.

The course consists of seven modules:

  • Module 1: Immigration and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Module 2: Introduction to Mental Disorders
  • Module 3: Mental Health Needs of special Populations
  • Module 4: Counselling and Case management
  • Module 5: Service Use, Pathways to Care and Interpretation
  • Module 6: Mental Health Promotion and Partnerships
  • Module 7: Self-care and Self-awareness

The course is designed to provide a uniquely interactive learning experience where service providers can consult with experts in the field, share ideas and experiences with hundreds of peers from all over Canada, and learn strategies to use on-the-job. Using online learning technology, the course offers a balance of background information, current research evidence, practical information and video demonstrations.

View the full course syllabus here 

The six-week online course consists of seven modules and takes approx. 20-25 hours to complete. CAMH is currently registering individuals for their course offering starting April 27, 2020.

Quick details:

Date: April 27 - June 8, 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Time commitment: 20-25 hours
Cost: Free

To register for the course please click here