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

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery