Certificate in Community Mental Health

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Program Overview

The certificate in the Mental Health program builds a student’s professional skills in the healthcare field. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills they need to assist individuals who have mental health issues. This program is an introduction to mental health and focuses on Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR). Graduates will understand the key methods available to assist individuals with mental illnesses, helping them adjust in their work and social environments.

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Contact our admissions team today or request information on upcoming program start dates.

If you are already a Health Care Assistant and want to upgrade your credentials, our certificate in community mental health provides graduates with the skills necessary to work in institutes in B.C.

Job Opportunities

Graduates can work in the following facilities:

  • Mental health facilities
  • Residential long term care facilities
  • Extended care facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Group homes


Earn up to $33.00* per hour.
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

The applicant must have successfully completed the Health Care Assistant, Community Support Worker, or other health related regulated program.

Program Duration

200 Hours: / 12 Weeks Full-Time

Includes 40 hours of practicum.

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $ 1550
2 Registration Fee $ 250
3 Materials $50
Total $1850

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Surrey, BC

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Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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