Mental Health & Wellness - Year 2

Students entering the Mental Health & Wellness program are introduced to Indigenous and Western-based holistic approaches to healing and addictions counselling, utilizing a lifespan approach that includes youth, adults and older adults.  The program includes an examination of addiction and recovery models as a process for working with self, programs and communities.

Graduates can expect salaries up to $25.00/hour. See drop-down menu for employment opportunities.

  • Addictions Counsellor
  • Youth Care Worker/Mentor
  • NNADAP Worker
  • Community Health Representative
  • Crisis Intervention/Outreach Worker and many more


What to expect

Throughout the Mental Health & Wellness Program, learners experience practicum placements, counselling labs, and professional mentoring and coaching. They are prepared to develop community-based education programs and to work effectively in the field of mental health, addictions, wellness, and health.


What do I need to get in?

Academic Requirements:

  • Grade 12, Adult 12, or mature admission
  • Applicants to the diploma program must have a community services addictions certificate or equivalent certificate from a recognized post-secondary institute

Non-Academic Requirements:

  • Must submit 2 SIIT character reference forms that indicate the applicant has refrained from the use of drugs and alcohol for one year prior to program start date

For more information, contact an academic advisor at

Work Experience

Students in the Mental Health and Wellness Diploma program will experience mentorships at agencies that encourage community wellness.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of all SIIT academic requirements.

Talk to an Advisor

For more information on this program please email our Advisor at

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