Fundamentals of Mental Health (CAMH)

Location: Online

This five-module, self-directed online course explores basic concepts of mental health and mental illness.  We look at the prevalence of mental health problems in Canada, the risk and protective factors that influence mental health, and the links between mental health and the social determinants of health.  We explore the importance of creating a safe space for clients and developing a positive therapeutic relationship.  We also describe the various treatments for mental health challenges-including psychoeducation, lifestyle changes, medications and psychotherapy-and explore additional strategies to support clients and their families.