NEW! The Mental Health of Syrian Refugees: Specific considerations for promotion, treatment & support
January 1

NEW! The Mental Health of Syrian Refugees: Specific considerations for promotion, treatment & support


Free for settlement and social service providers across Canada - Register now.

We are pleased to announce a new online course on the mental health needs and considerations for Syrian refugees.  

This training is part of the CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project which provides web-based training, tools and resources addressing mental health promotion, treatment and support for Syrian refugees.

These project resources are provided free of charge across Canada:

Next course session starts January 2017! Space is limited.

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize risk and protective factors
  • Describe mental health problems in Syrian refugees
  • Discuss the unique needs of vulnerable refugee subgroups including women and children
  • Outline key issues in treatment and support
  • Promote refugee mental health
  • Avoid burnout and vicarious trauma.

An inter-professional panel of experts is on hand to answer your practice questions in the course and Community of Practice (CoP). During and after the course, take part in the online CoP or the webinar series and utilize the online resource toolkit and e-newsletter to network, collaborate and keep updated on issues, resources and events related to refugee mental health.

This course is held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

For more information and registration, visit

Funding for this project is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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