Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma OR relevant experience
The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that 20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Each year a growing number of people are diagnosed with mental health issues in Canada and health care professionals, community support workers and law enforcement professionals will regularly encounter them through their line of work. Learning how to properly assess and work with those affected by mental health issues is key to creating a safe and successful community.
The Community Mental Health online certificate program will assist students in further understanding youth addictions and mental health, mental health, culture and modern society, concurrent personality and impulse control disorders, mood disorders and depression, and psychotic and dissociative disorders,
This certificate is delivered fully online so that you can complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you, all while receiving support from a dedicated instructor and interacting with classmates. This course offers optional weekly live sessions with your instructor and classmates, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in discussions. Click here for FAQ’s about our unique online learning format.
Instructor Led vs. Instructor Supported Format
This certificate program offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.
(Condensed Course) – 12 Weeks
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live sessions via conference call where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the twelve week time period. Students can enter into an Instructor Led program at set start dates on approximately a monthly basis.
(Extended Course) – 3-6 Months
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. Students can call into weekly live sessions via conference call with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the first three months.
Who Should Take the Course?
The Community Mental Health certificate is designed to provide specialized training for those working in related fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, education and social services. Anyone that works with individuals with mental health or mood disorders will benefit from this training.
If you do not meet our entrance requirements for this program you may be interested in the Community Services Worker online diploma program