Course Description

Hours: 12

This two-day workshop will overview mental health for professionals in the fields of health, education, social services and justice. This course is also open to paraprofessionals who are seeking a basic overview of mental health knowledge and understanding. This training will cover the definitions of mental health and illness, its prevalence, symptoms and treatment approaches for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, concurrent disorder using an integrated model approach, suicide and parasuicide and finally, the role of health promotion as a means to working towards mental wellness strategies and resiliency.

Learner Outcomes

  • Review the definitions of mental health and illness.
  • Statistical impact of mental health in Canada.
  • Gain knowledge on the signs and symptoms of a mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia.
  • Review the components of a mental status examination.
  • The power of 'connection' as a means to wellness.
  • Provide an overview of concurrent disorders and an integrated approach.
  • Foreseeability versus predictability of suicide.
  • Review the risk factors to the pathway of suicide.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding to parasuicidal (cutting, burning and other self-harming acts) behaviours and how to respond.
  • Effective safety planning for suicidal risk.
  • Multi-systemic assessment of threat making behaviour.
  • Health promotion, mental wellness approaches and resiliency.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Mental Health 101
Workshop Remote
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 30, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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