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Certificate in Mental Wellbeing and Resilience

Become a mental health champion, build positive coping skills and resilience and help us create a community of caring, all while earning your degree.

Talk to a program advisor about adding the certificate to your degree.


About the certificate

A unique program that explores mental health from multiple perspectives and in various modalities, the certificate is designed with flexibility and diversity in mind. Participants will receive individualized and interdisciplinary learning both in and outside the classroom.

As easy as 1,2,3

Follow these steps to enroll in the certificate

Talk to an advisor

See if the certificate is right for you. Work out a roadmap to finishing your degree and certificate successfully.

Book an appointment

Declare the certificate

Add the program to your student centre: Under the “Admissions” header, select “Change of Program” and complete the online application to add the embedded certificate to your degree.


For more information about the embedded certificate, contact the Academic Coordinator, Melissa Boyce, PhD.



To earn the embedded certificate in Mental Wellbeing and Resilience, students will complete 6 courses: 3 core courses (9 units) and 3 elective courses (9 units) chosen from the Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Course List. At least 1 elective course (3 units) must be taken at or above the 300-level. Elective courses may also be used for credit towards the student's degree program.

  1. PSYCH 203: Psychology of Everyday Life

    Discover ways in which psychology can be used to benefit your own wellbeing. Boost your interpersonal skills, broaden your resilience and coping mechanisms, and deepen your sense of identity.

  2. WELL 300: Challenges of Intersectionality in Mental Wellbeing

    Evaluation of cultural, structural, systemic, and/or socioeconomic issues related to positive mental health and wellbeing in today’s society, through an intersectional lens. Read the course outline here. 

  3. WELL 400: Capstone in Mental Wellbeing

    Reflection and integration of experiential learning to engage in applied problem solving. Focus on helping students to become agents of change, fostering mental wellbeing in the community. Read the course outline here.

There are more than 100 undergraduate courses offered in various faculties that are approved as elective courses for the embedded certificate in Mental Wellbeing and Resilience.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require approval to be considered as electives.

  1. Courses



    Communications and Culture:

    Communications and Media Studies: 

    Development Studies: 



    Gender and Sexuality Studies:

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the certificate, successful students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a multidisciplinary, holistic, research-informed understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • evaluate cultural, structural, systemic and socio-economic challenges related to positive mental health and wellbeing through an intersectional lens
  • develop skills of healthy coping including self-care, mindfulness and resilience
  • recognize stigmatization of mental health issues and illnesses as well as best practices in stigma reduction
  • implement strategies to support themselves and others' mental health
  • critically evaluate qualitative and quantitative evidence relating to mental health and wellbeing
  • reflect and articulate personal values about mental health and wellbeing with respect to self-care, empathy for others and resilience
Academic coordinator Dr. Melissa Boyce

Certificate teaches life-long coping and resiliency skills

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