Mental Health Challenges

PSWR 1040

Course description

Students are introduced to mental health as a spectrum with a focus on mental disorders and cognitive impairments. A holistic approach to providing care to clients and families within the role of the personal support worker is emphasized. Students examine mental health in Canada through historical, social and cultural lenses, discussing stigma associated with disorders and impairments and the rights of clients in relation to the Mental Health Act. Reflecting on lived experience of mental health across the spectrum, students explore strategies for self-care as a health professional, and develop an awareness of community resources.



Course Hours



Post Secondary level BIOL 1014 The Essential Body Minimum Grade of 50
or Post Secondary level PSWR 1043 Human Structure and Function Minimum Grade of 50

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education