Mental Health: A Training Series for Frontline Workers Serving Immigrants and Refugees

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Mental Health: A Training Series for Frontline Workers Serving Immigrants and Refugees

This OCASI project is part of ongoing work and dialogue within the sector to create effective service provision.

The goal of the Mental Health: A Training Series for Community Workers Serving Immigrants and Refugees project is to provide:

a) face to face interactive workshops; and

b) online facilitated workshop for settlement workers with the key objective of enhancing the capacity of settlement service workers in addressing the mental health issues presented by the individuals they serve and making timely referrals to appropriate services in the mental health and community health systems.

Specific ​Expected ​O​utcomes of the ​T​raining ​I​nclude:

  • Increased knowledge of mental health issues and migration
  • Increased awareness of the significance of early identification of mental health issues and coping strategies
  • Increased knowledge of a culturally competent approach
  • Understanding the impact of Trauma
  • Increased knowledge of compassionate communication
  • Increased awareness of self-care as service provide
Training dates: 
    • London Oct. 17 & 18, 2016
    • Hamilton Nov. 3 & 4, 2016

For more information contact Beverly Lawrence-Dennis, Coordinator, Professional Education and Training at [email protected] or tel: 416-322-4950 extension 238.

Funded by:
The Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT)