Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation and Disability Management

Mental health issues are the fastest-growing cause of absence from work. The economic impact is huge, and the cost in human suffering is immeasurable.

In this course, you’ll focus on how mental health problems affect the workplace, and how to create a healthy work environment. We’ll cover the physical, personal and organizational consequences of mental health and what can be done at the prevention level. We’ll also discuss how to help workers who have a mental health condition make a safe and timely return to work.

Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately one month before the start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 2 Sundeep Thinda $530.00 4 Register
Surrey 2 Sundeep Thinda $530.00 0 -

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define mental health and identify common mental health conditions in the workplace
  • Understand how a workplace can influence mental health
  • Describe the main causes of and main treatments for mental health conditions
  • Understand the issues related to workers with mental health conditions returning to work and how they function
  • Undertake early intervention for workers with mental health conditions returning to work

How will I learn?

This course consists of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and individual and group projects. Classes are during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at SFU's Surrey campus.

Besides attending all 14 hours of classes, you must participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course through individual and group exercises, and a final written assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

There is no textbook for this course. We will provide all other learning materials online.

Hardware and software requirements

You will access your course materials using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

New to online learning? See About Online Learning for helpful videos and additional information.

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation:

This course is also pre-approved for continuing education credits from the following organizations: