The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers a self-paced, interactive Refugee Mental Health online course for settlement, social services and health care service providers. The course is offered free of charge to service providers in Ontario who work with refugee clients.

Limited space available. Advance registration is required.

The online course runs for a period of 6 weeks, during which participants can access the content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to complete the modules at their own pace. The course includes evidence-based information, case studies, quizzes, self-reflection activities and over 40 videos with practitioners.

A tailored version of the course has been developed for (1) health care providers and (2) settlement and social services workers.

Topics covered include: determinants of refugee mental health; recognizing and addressing mental health problems in refugees; unique needs of vulnerable subgroups (e.g., women, children, victims of torture); key principles of trauma-informed service; refugee mental health promotion; working effectively with interpreters; and applying self-care to prevent burnout and vicarious trauma.

This online course is offered by CAMH.