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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Health Sciences > Community Mental Health Worker
Help people with mental health challenges live independently within their communities. The one- semester Community Mental Health Worker program will provide you with the skills to work at entry level in the field of mental health.
You’ll learn the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, a recovery-based system of supports and services that helps people with a variety of mental health challenges live, work and thrive in their communities.
Once you graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to help people with mental health challenges maximize their independence. You may find work in care facilities, day treatment centres and group homes. Our graduates enjoy an employment rate of close to 70 percent. To increase your chance of employment to 95 percent, complete both the CMHW and Health Care Assistant programs to earn a Health Care Support Worker Certificate.
The Community Mental Health Worker program is one semester, full time and is based out of our Coquitlam Campus.
For more information about the program, including admission requirements, classes, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.