Mental Health (Community - Multidiscipline)


Program Information

Please Note: This program is closed until further notice and is not taking registrations at this time.

The Community Mental Health - Multidiscipline Ontario Graduate Certificate program is designed for a diverse group of learners who recognize the importance of community awareness, acceptance and action relating to mental health issues and concerns.

Through an enhanced level of knowledge and evidence-based practice in mental health care and advocacy, this program will explore the complexities of mental illness, the link to addictions and the needs of a diverse population. Cultural and legislative strategies that impact mental health care and lead to a more supportive and open society will be examined. Learners will gain a new understanding of mental health issues across the life span including knowledge in addictions, assessment and intervention approaches, and relapse prevention. Strategies for maintaining healthy lifestyle for individuals, helpers and their support networks will also be explored.

In consultation with the faculty, students will create their own supervised field experience where they will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills, in their unique work place or a community service that operates in the area of mental health awareness, intervention or prevention. Opportunities for the student to become an advocate for change will be strongly supported.

Device Requirements

This program requires an iPad.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma, university degree or equivalent

Note: Students are encouraged to declare their program of choice with the Registrar's Office when registering for their first course. Students must declare their program of choice by the time they complete the third course in any one program. Applications for this program are not accepted through

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Employment Opportunities

This program will enhance and enrich skills and knowledge for individuals who already work in health care or social service fields who wish to specialize further in community mental health.

With this foundation in community mental health, graduates will be able to compete for career opportunities in a variety of agencies who work with consumer, and their support networks. Depending upon the graduate's other credentials, students may seek employment providing mental health care services to consumers in community settings, hospitals, long-term care facilities, group homes, hospices, psychiatric facilities, drop-in centres and other areas agencies the community.

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