Program Description

Building on the foundational skills and knowledge gained from completing a Health Care Assistant Program, students can take this advanced training in Mental Health Care with a cultural component for frontline workers who provide care for Indigenous clients. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are enhanced, which helps prepare students with becoming aware of patient behaviour in response to different health care procedures.

In addition to interpersonal skill development, the Canadian Mental Health Association offers the training for Basic Mental Health First Aid for Adults, which is under the initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. National certification will be granted when all hours are completed.

Contact our Student Advisor for more information.

Program starts June 26 - 30, 2017.

Program Summary

Length

1 week

Offered

June

Credits

N/A

Credential

Certificate of Completion

Format

Mon-Fri, time TBC

Schedule

Full-time

Practicum

N/A

Transferability

N/A 


Career Path

Health Care Assistants who complete the advanced training in Mental Health Care will be able to work in a variety of where mental health care is the main focus for patients.  

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites

  • HCA certification from a recognized training program or other frontline health care workers requiring interview with program coordinator
  • Employer reference
  • Current resume
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Workshop Outline

Day 1

Introductory, Role of Mental Health Care Worker

Day 2

Basic Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Day 3

Basic Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Day 4

Cultural Workshops

Day 5

Cultural Workshops

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition*

$500.00

Fees

See below

Books

See below

Lab

N/A

UPass

N/A

Supplies

See below

Total Cost

$500.00

*Please note: all costs for fees, books, and supplies are included in the tuition.


For more information, please contact:

Office of the Registrar
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org