Recovery In Mental Health

Developed in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Who is this for?

This microcredential aims to address the gap in mental health care environment and better prepare interprofessional healthcare workforces (allied health, social work etc.) who are working in mental health care settings.


This microcredential is designed to enhance learners skills when delivering human services and better prepare nurses and other medical professionals working in healthcare to practice with understanding and consideration for the unique and complex factors in life that affect an individual while supporting their right to determine their own path towards mental health and well-being.


In partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences


Week 1
Introduction to Recovery
Week 2
Defining Recovery
Clinical vs Personal Recovery
CHIME framework in Recovery
Self reflections
Goal setting
Putting CHIME in action
Meet Maria (case study)
Week 3
Patient Safety Plan
Week 4
Recovery vs Non-Recovery Goals
Family in Recovery
Recovery Colleges
Skills Verification Activity #1: Recovery-oriented SOAPE note

Week 5
Setting Recovery Goals
Peer Support
Strength-based approach
Skills Verification Activity #2: Recovery Goals

Week 6
Maria’s full story
Skills Verification Activity #3: Diary Reflection

Learner Benefits

Better prepare staff working in mental health care settings
Introduces learners to the CHIME recovery framework
Support healthcare workers when engaging daily encounters with patients/clients to facilitate choice and control
Network with sector professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start?

    Facilitator-led course start times can be found next to the course names and descriptions.
  • How much time is required of me?

    Microcredentials typically require between 2-3 hours a week of course work. For Facilitator- led microcredentials, there is one hour a week of on-line instruction from the facilitator.
  • Do I have to show up for class?

    Attendance during facilitated time is highly recommended as it provides the most value to the microcredentials with time to learn from industry experts, network with classmates, and deeper understanding of content. However, attendance is not mandatory and all sessions are recorded and posted afterwards on the learning platform.
  • How am I evaluated?

    What makes a TALENT microcredential different is the final assessment. There are weekly multiple choice questions that will guide your learning progress then learners are given a final assignment where they will apply their learning to a practical assignment. A facilitator will evaluate the final assignment and award a digital badge if the final assignment is completed successfully.
  • How long is the course?

    Microcredentials are 6 weeks long with 2-3 hours a week of course work.
  • Will this microcredential get me a job?

    Microcredentials are a great way to differentiate yourself when searching for a job. The digital badge can be added to social platforms and resumes to demonstrate your skills. TALENT works closely with learners to guide and advise on learner's career journeys.
  • Is there any financial assistance?

    We never want finances to be a reason why learners can't improve their skills and gain meaningful employment. If you have any questions about financial assistance, please reach out to us directly (

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