Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

LINK Program

General Information

General Information

The Link program at SHN supports young people between 18 and 24 years old who are experiencing difficulties related to severe mental illness. We work directly with community partners to connect patients with services and resources they need to transition to ongoing supports and services in the community.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive needs assessment
  • Recommendations and referrals to community services
  • Brief counseling focused on stabilization and psychoeducation
  • Strength-based resiliency group
  • Access to psychiatry as needed

Eligibility criteria

  • Ages 18-24
  • Able to navigate to appropriate services within 6 months to 1 year
  • Severe mental illness/impairment requiring stabilization
  • Falls into gaps in services including:
    • No current psychosocial supports
    • Not connected to a psychiatrist
  • Exclusion criteria:
    • Development delay/cognitive impairment
    • Already connected to adult services (with appropriate psychosocial/community supports)


Contact Us

2877A Ellesmere Road, Scarborough (Shoniker Clinic)

Call for appointment inquiries: 416-431-8167
Call for general inquiries: 416-281-7301
Fax referral forms: 416-281-7465
Fax non-referral forms: 437-780-5562