Pictured above: Roger Sanga, a CAMH patient taking the Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU) course and working towards his GED and beyond.
By Patrick Callan, Communications Coordinator
As the days get shorter and the evenings get cooler, it’s not only students who settle into a school routine following a summer break.
A number of CAMH patients also go back to the classroom in the Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU) course, offered thanks to a long-standing partnership between CAMH’s Social Determinants of Health Service and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).
The ESU course is taught by a TDSB instructor and the curriculum is individually tailored to help patients improve their reading, writing, math, and workplace skills. Patients attend classes three times per week at CAMH’s Queen Street location.