Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
Digital Mental Health Certificate
1.6 million Canadians say that their need for mental health services has either been met partially or not at all. To close this gap, mental health clinicians, administrators and policy-makers need effective options that complement traditional, face-to-face mental health supports.
An integral part of this initiative involves using technology to deliver mental health care. The promise is not without risks. Canada needs to build capacity in digital mental health and artificial intelligence, which includes high-quality training for the range of interdisciplinary health and social service professionals who deliver mental health services.
What is digital mental health? Mental health services and information delivered or enhanced through the internet and related technologies.
The digital mental health certificate supports continuing professional development through a multimedia suite of topic-focused video, e-learning and resource collections. We are partnering with clinicians, researchers, patients and families to help health care professionals understand, access and use technology to deliver care to Canadians.
We are still developing the digital mental health certificate program. We have released the first two modules (in the Basics component below) to support professionals delivering mental health care remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental Health Workers
Physicians - Primary/Family
Physicians - Specialists
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.