This fall, Parkland College is offering a new course in Balcarres that will introduce participants to careers and further education related to mental health services.
In the 12-week Introduction to Mental Health & Wellness program, learners will develop the skills and knowledge required for introductory employment or further education. The course is a good starting point for work in substance abuse centres, mental health agencies, correctional facilities, group homes, transition homes, and more.
The program will cover a variety of topics, including Indigenous models of health and healing, case management and assessment, grief and loss, addictions and recovery models, and abuse and trauma. Participants will gain certifications in Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Resolution, First Aid/CPR A/AED, and WHMIS.
The course will be delivered at Wakayos Employment & Training Centre in Balcarres. Classes are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 12 and running through Jan. 21, 2022. The program also includes a two-week work placement.
To register, or for more information, please contact the Essential Skills team: