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About our courses

The immigrant and refugee mental health main course

Our flagship course, this is a free, online, self-directed training that offers a comprehensive overview of immigrant and refugee mental health, focusing on subgroups at risks. It provides in-depth discussion on how context and culture influence mental health and mental illness, offers tools and resources to use in various practice settings and shares evidence-based strategies and interventions to help you provide better services and supports to different immigrant and refugee populations. In it, you will find practical examples of promising and innovative practices effective in improving outcomes for different groups of immigrants and refugees.

The course is offered in two streams

  • Settlement and social service providers
  • Healthcare providers
Registration is currently closed.
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Leadership course

The IRMHP course for leadership is a new training for boards of directors, leaders, and managers in the health, settlement and social service sectors. It is designed to build your knowledge and skills in how to create an enabling environment to better support the mental health of immigrants and refugees in Canada.

Registration is currently closed.
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Special populations course: Yazidi refugees in Canada

This course builds your capacity to provide culturally culturally responsive and trauma-informed services that focus on the unique mental health needs of Yazidis. It describes the history and background of the Yazidis, promising practices, and resources to help you facilitate the successful integration of Yazidi refugees in Canada.

Registration is currently closed.

Recognizing mental distress: A guide to using the Refugee Health Screener-15

This online training is designed for those who work with government-assisted refugees within a resettlement assistance program or in other settings. It provides information on how to use a mental distress screener when screening refugees client for mental distress. You'll learn how to use the Refugee Health Screener and understand the difference between mental illness and mental distress. You'll also be equipped to talk about the next steps when an individual is experiencing distress.

This course is available on an ongoing basis, however, you must enroll to access it

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Contact us

Want more information about the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project? Visit our website!

If you require technical support with the course platform, please contact IRMHPadmin@camh.ca

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