Mental Health Care


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.

Program Summary


1 week


September 3 - 6, 2019


Certificate of Completion





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


  • HCA certification from a recognized training program or other frontline health care workers requiring an interview with a 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




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Total Cost:


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

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, please contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328