The SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program aims to enhance care and community capacity in children’s mental health using videoconferencing and other technologies to provide timely, equitable access to specialist services. TeleLink provides expertise in the area of child and adolescent mental health at the local and national level. Through the use of live video broadcasting TeleLink connects children and youth, their case managers and families to Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals for clinical assessments, capacity building and education.
Professional education and training are an integral part of the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program. Videoconferencing, webcasting and other technologies can be used for a wide variety of educational purposes, including continuing education, training and supervision. Clinicians from your organization will be able to meet regularly with psychiatry experts at SickKids for a series of educational activities on a variety of topics in paediatric mental health while remaining embedded in their own unique organizational context and practice setting.
Additional opportunities also exist for subject matter experts at SickKids to provide your organization with advisory services regarding its tele-mental health and tele-medicine programs and related technological infrastructure. Advisory services may be focused on clinical programs, scheduling and technology, efficiencies in tele-medicine delivery, and the evaluation of program capacity and strategy.