Mental Health


The Joseph Brant Hospital Mental Health Services Program provides a Full-Continuum Model of Care, planned and designed according to needs of the patients in our community and in alignment with provincial and regional mental health priorities and directives. This model of care:

  • Provides early detection and early intervention; this prevents issues from compounding and becoming more complex in the future, and ensures that patients receive the right care at the right time.

  • Removes barriers and the unnecessary challenges for patients and families trying to navigate a complex system.


 Learn more about our programs and services

Adult Programs

& Services

Youth & Adolescent

Programs & Services

Innovative Programs

& Services




Urgent Care


& Visitors



Meet our Mental Health Leaders


Dr. Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC, Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Mental Health and Addictions

Dr. Selchen is Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Mental Health & Addictions Services at Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as the Mental Health & Addictions Clinical Lead for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Home and Community Care Support Services. 

Dr. Selchen is focused on developing and spreading innovative models of care that create timely access to high quality, cost-effective services. He is a passionate advocate for the promotion of well being, is known for bringing people together, and has a well-earned reputation for leading effective system transformation.

Cheryl Gustafson RN, BScN, MN, CPMHN(C), CPRP, Director, Mental Health & Addictions, Maternal Child and Interprofessional Practice

Cheryl is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Nursing, Clinical Focus Mental Health from the University of Toronto. Cheryl has spent her nursing career dedicated to serving individuals impacted by Mental Illness & Addictions and their families. Cheryl has worked in a variety of hospital and community based mental health & addiction settings.

Cheryl holds certification as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner through the U.S.A Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and is a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse through the Canadian Nurses Association.


Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7


P: 905-632-3737

Inpatient Unit - Mental Health
Location: 1 West


ext. 4125