Mental Health Laws and Advocacy

Code: SOCS1380

Course description

In this course students, will learn about Ontario’s mental health laws, how to access information about those laws generally, and specific information related to decision-making, assessment, treatment, and privacy protections related to persons dealing with mental wellness challenges. The course covers a variety of issues of important to those who personally struggle with mental wellness, and to those who have friends, family members, colleagues, or clients with mental wellness challenges. The course looks at what types of rights, interventions, and protections are available under applicable Ontario laws, and takes an in-depth look at some of the most-frequently encountered issues related to navigating the mental health system. The course also discusses one’s role as a friend, family member, first responder, community responder or provider, or community advocate within the system. Please note: this course addresses these issues as they relate to adults; it does not address children’s mental health laws or procedures.

Course details

Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.