What is the Refugee Mental Health Project?
The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. We hope this initiative will help contribute to an informed, sustainable network of service provision.
This project includes:
- Two self-directed online courses
- Community of Practice (CoP)
- Toolkit of resources
- Webinar series
- Monthly e-newsletter
- Networking events
This online training is free for Ontario service providers thanks to funding from the Ontario Region branch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Professionals from all provinces and territories are welcome to participate for a standard fee.
Watch Dr. Kwame McKenzie's introduction on the course:
The Refugee Mental Health Project was the recipient of the 2013-14 Fred Fallis Award in distance education.
The course is accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Participants are eligible for a Certificate of Completion. The course has been approved for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro-M1 credits and Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Section 1 credits.
Upcoming webinar - September 21st: Addressing trauma: the effective use of narrative exposure therapy (NET) for refugee clients. View & register for webinars here.
Our online course is national! Register here.
Event videos available: Refugee Mental Health Symposium 2016
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Related resource: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada - Mental Health Commission of Canada Backgrounder