Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course
Registration for the Fall 2023 course is now open!
Date: October 30 – December 11, 2023
To be notified when registration opens for the winter 2024 course offering (January 8 - February 19, 2024) click here to add your name to the email list.
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.
October 23 – December 4, 2023 - Register here
For more information on the Leadership course, click here.
Special populations course: Yazidi refugees
Registration 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.
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.