Journey to Promote Mental Health:
A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refugees
July 25th & 26th 2016 @ JobStart
On July 25th and July 26th 2016 Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership hosted Journey to “Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refugees” in collaboration with Hong Fook. This two-day training brought together 18 individuals from diverse organizations and provided interactive workshops for settlement workers with the key objective of enhancing the capacity of settlement service workers in addressing the mental health issues presented by the individuals they serve and making timely referrals to appropriate services in the mental health and community health systems.
The topics covered in the training included:
- What’s the connection between mental health and migration?
- What are the Social Determinants of Health?
- What are the early signs or symptoms of mental illness?
- What are the Myths and Facts about Mental Health and Mental illness?
- What is gender-based violence vs violence against women?
- What are the health impacts of the violence?
- What can I do as a settlement worker for my clients with mental health issues?
- How does the mental health system work?
- What can I do to prevent myself from burning out?
- What is the Recovery approach?
- What community mental health resources are available?
The two-day training ended with a certification of completion.