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Mental Health Intervention

Available: Summer

Program Description

The Mental Health Intervention two semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares front line service providers or recent graduates of public safety and corrections, emergency response and health practitioners, community and social service workers, child and youth workers, recreational therapists, etc., who wish to obtain a specialization in mental health intervention to better support individuals and families in their mental health and wellbeing. The combination of theoretical and practical course content provides students with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing when working with individuals, families or in community settings.

The program provides students with applied courses in family dynamics, community mental health, therapeutic approaches, crisis intervention, etc. while understanding both positive mental health and exploring prevention, detection and supportive programming for individuals and families. Students are also exposed to the practical applications of current research in the field of mental health and develop an understanding of risk and protective factors and early intervention applications.

A unique characteristic of this Graduate Certificate Program is characterized in a second semester 'Community Outreach' course where emphasis is placed on contributing to and aiding in the development of best practices in the field. In this integrated field/community outreach course, teams of students will develop modules based on best practices in mental health detection, prevention, outreach, etc. and deliver these modules to mental health service providers, social service agencies and/or community groups thereby contributing to expanding the knowledge of mental health practices to the broader community.



2 Semesters (1 Year)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

Your career will be enhanced through the development of qualifications necessary to provide positive mental health outcomes to individuals and their families in crisis. The combination of theoretical and practical course content provides students with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing when working with individuals, families or in community settings.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in community studies, health and public safety and/or a related program
  • English proficiency at the college level.

Applicant Selection

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of the following:
    • Previous scholastic record and/or work experience in a related field.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 55013

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Farah Jindani 416.491.5050 ext. 55028

Program Chair

Biljana Bruce 416.491.5050 ext. 55002

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network