Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Addictions and Mental Health

Fanshawe College

12 months
15840 CAD/year
3762 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Addictions and Mental Health program of Fanshawe College is for graduate students who are committed to advancing their skills and knowledge. This program combines classroom instruction with a field placement for students to work with clients.


Prepare for a career in mental health

You will learn the fundamental components of addictions and mental health issues, promotion and prevention, pharmacology, and social treatment approaches.

As a student within the Addictions and Mental Health program of Fanshawe College, you will feel confident using intervention techniques, educate individuals through knowledge exchange, work collaboratively in teams and build wholistic relationships.

Prepare for a career as a mental health worker by gaining hands-on experience through a capstone and field placement within addictions and mental health. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working collaboratively with various professionals.

Career Information

Graduates of the program can advance their employment as: an Addictions Crisis Worker, Withdrawal Management Counsellor, Addictions Counsellor, Substance Abuse Counsellor, Case Manager, Community Support Worker, Coordinator/ Psychogeriatric Case Manager, Counsellor/Group Facilitator, Mental Health Support Worker, Outreach Services Advisor, Rehabilitation Services Case Manager, Residential Care Worker, Youth Worker.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Addictions
  • Fundamentals of Mental Health
  • Professionalism in Person Centred Care
  • Promotion & Prevention
  • Lifespan Development
  • Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an international student, contact our International department to learn about timelines for international applicants.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent
  • Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College
  • Five years of work experience in the community services industry as judged by the College to be equivalent
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15840 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15840 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    3762 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3762 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1037 - 1625 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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