Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course
Registration Now Open!
Winter offering: January 8 –February 19, 2024
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health online course is a free, self-directed training for settlement, social and health service providers across Canada. Visit the Project's website for more information.
New! The IRMHP 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 for the Fall 2023 Leadership course is now closed.
To be notified when registration opens for the February 5 – March 11, 2024 Leadership course offering add your name to this email list.
Special populations course: Yazidi refugeesRegistration for the fall 2023 Yazidi refugees course is now closed
This is a free, self-directed training for health, settlement and social service providers across Canada to provide culturally responsive and trauma-informed services that focus on the unique mental health needs of Yazidis.
Registration for the 2023 Yazidi course is now closed
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For more information on the Yazidi course, click here.
About the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project course
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project’s online course is a free, self-directed training that will offer a comprehensive overview of immigrant and refugee mental health, focusing on subgroups at risks. It will provide in-depth discussion on how context and culture influence mental health and mental illness, as well as providing sample tools and resources for use in various practice settings, and offering evidence-based strategies and interventions to help you provide better services and supports to different immigrant and refugee populations. You will find practical examples of promising and innovative practices effective in improving outcomes for different groups of immigrants and refugees.
The course is designed to provide a uniquely interactive learning experience where you can consult with experts in the field, share ideas and experiences with hundreds of service providers from all over Canada, and learn strategies you would use on-the-job. Using, online learning technology, the course will offer a balance of background information, current research evidence, practical information and video demonstrations.
Two streams of the online course will be offered: (1) settlement and social service providers stream (2) health service providers stream.
Course for Settlement and Social Service Providers
This course stream is intended for settlement workers or social service providers in Canada, who in their current training or role conduct needs assessments, provide settlement/social service information, and facilitate referrals. Participants in this stream may include service providers such as: community outreach facilitators, housing counsellors, employment facilitators, or family support workers.
* social workers, among other professionals, may benefit from each stream. However, you should choose the stream that is most relevant to your individual trainings, roles and responsibilities.
Course for Health Service Providers
This course stream is intended for health service providers in Canada, who in their current training or role conducts mental health screening/assessment, diagnosis, or treatment/therapy, and are comfortable with basic clinical language. Participants in this stream may include service providers such as: physicians, nurse practitioners, or psychologists/psychiatrists.