Mental Health Intervention

Seneca College

8 months
17611 CAD/year
6428 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Mental Health Intervention program of Seneca College enhances the knowledge and skill sets of front line service providers or recent graduates of relevant programs with a specialization in mental health intervention.


Along with studying theoretical and practical course content in family dynamics, community mental health and crisis intervention, in the Mental Health Intervention program of Seneca College you will be introduced to practical applications of the latest research and develop an understanding of risk, protective factors as well as early intervention applications. This training will prepare you to provide expertise to individuals and families in need of support.

During your second semester, the unique ‘Community Outreach’ course challenges your abilities to innovate new practices in the field. You will be placed on a team with fellow students where you will develop original modules based on best practices in mental health detection, prevention and outreach thereby contributing to the expansion of mental health knowledge and practices to the broader community.

As a graduate of this program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health (BCMH) degree program. Students need to apply on an individual basis and have their transcripts reviewed by the BCMH Academic Co-ordinator to determine the transfer credits that they would be qualified to receive.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Research 
  • Practical applications 
  • Ability to use good judgment

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Front line service providers
  • Public safety and corrections officers
  • Emergency response and health practitioners
  • Community and social service workers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Diversity: Building Resilience
  • Community Outreach
  • Dynamics of the Family
  • Health Psychology
  • Sociology of Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or college diploma or equivalent in community studies, health and public safety or a related program
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17611 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17611 CAD per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    6428 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6428 CAD per year and a duration of 8 months.


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