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Dr Ramya Mohan
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Ramya Mohan

Following a five year stint as a global Psychiatrist on international community development projects between the UK and India, Dr Mohan joined the Priory as a visiting CAMHS Consultant in 2021.

Training and NHS consultant experience

Dr Ramya Mohan trained on the Guys, King’s and St Thomas’ training scheme , London Deanery, as a Senior House Officer in General Psychiatry until 2003. She completed her sub-specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the Royal London Training Scheme in Developmental (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry), London Deanery in 2008.

She was a fixed term Consultant in CAMHS, Developmental Neuropsychiatry and Learning Disability, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK (2008-2009), moving on to a Consultant position in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAMHS), Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for many years. Since 2016, she has been a Visiting Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK and at Telerad RxDx Healthcare, India. 

Her roles have included providing clinical leadership, specialist ADHD and ASD structured assessments, support to multidisciplinary clinical assessments, psychiatric reviews, chairing professional meetings, Consultant cover to the CAMHS duty team and liaison with paediatrics /A and E/cardiology /adult mental health and other specialties as required. Her clinical leadership roles have included multi-disciplinary team inputs and structured assessments to the pan-county specialist ASD team and the East Sussex ADHD team, alongside Consultant inputs to Ouse CAMHS. 

As a Paediatric Liaison Lead, Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2016) and an Autism Champion/Autism Board member, South Surrey (2014 – 2016), she has led and been part of clinical and service development conversations. 

Her responsibilities have included keeping up with the requirements of Good Medical Practice as set out by the General Medical Council (including Continuing Professional Development, appraisals, revalidation, clinical governance and peer reviews/support). 

Teaching

  • 2012 – to date: Clinical supervisor and Medical Educator, KSS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex ) Deanery for medical undergraduates and postgraduates in Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Accident & Emergency

  • 2014 – to date : Visiting Faculty for MA (Psychotherapy) students at CCPE, London, UK

  • 2020 – to date: Part of the international training faculty of four UK Psychiatrists for Indian mental health professionals, a collaboration between Concern for Mental Health UK and the Mukul Madhav Foundation India

  • 2020 – to date : Executive committee member of ACAMH UK International- India, the Asian branch of the Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health UK

  • 2016 – to date: Speciality champion for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , Health Education England

Research Interests

Dr Mohan has a special interest in Psycho-Oncology (Psychosocial aspects in Cancer) and the Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity . She ia an acknowledged global pioneer integrating Neuroscience and Medicine with the Creative Arts. She has presented and published in conferences and high-impact journals on a world platform. She has been an invited author for many international scientific publications. 

She is actively working with her UK and India based collaborators and researchers on research projects in child and adolescent mental health in high-need populations , including a multi-centric study on creative mental health at Sri Sankara tertiary Cancer centre, India.

Languages

Fluency in English and various Asian languages (Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit) 

I endeavour to provide an empathic , individualised and efficient service with the highest levels of confidentiality and ethics to every patient and family under my care.  I am fortunate to have over two decades of psychiatric experience to assist me with up-to-date, evidence-based care. I believe in a tailored, patient-centric approach and take feedback sincerely. This helps me to build on my care for young people and their families under my care or considering assessment / treatment with me.  I routinely collect anonymous feedback from the young people and families I see in my clinic to help me evolve, learn and support as optimally as possible.

I am an acknowledged thought leader in the mental health and wellbeing sector, with extensive experience in the mental health sector (clinical and management) and international community development. I am considered a results-oriented leader with deep expertise in global mental health promotion and cross-cultural innovation. I have been recognized as a global pioneer integrating Neuroscience and Medicine with the Creative Arts, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK. I am a twice shortlisted National award nominee for ‘Communicator of the year’, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK and recognised as an SDG champion forerunner and action partner, United Nations.

I am considered a global Psychiatrist with local sensibilities and an international perspective on clinical presentations/needs, geographical/cultural variability, complex family and organisational structures, complexities, diversity and inclusion. My special interests, expertise and Consultant CAMHS experience are in the areas of in neurodevelopmental disability, special needs, co-morbidities, complex presentations and paediatric psychopharmacology.

  • We consulted Dr Ramya for our daughter who was going through tough times with depression, anxiety and peer pressure at school. We are very happy with her diagnosis and treatment. She is transparent, friendly and helped our daughter communicate well, share her concerns and fears. After regular medication and counselling our daughter is doing great and is now off medication. She is grown into a confident and extrovert child. Dr. Ramya not only puts her patients at ease, she also advices them on using social media and how to deal with stress. We can’t thank you enough Dr. Ramya. We appreciate your time and all that you have done for our child!

  • Very thorough and insightful line of treatment for my 12 year old daughter. She also showed a lot of empathy and my daughter could relate to her. We have been visiting various doctors but found Dr Mohan to be one of the most capable doctors. We were also very impressed by the way she managed to communicate the issue to our child.

  • I have appreciated my sessions with Dr Mohan. She is extremely clear and straightforward, and the extent of her experience is clear in her ability to understand a situation and come to conclusions quickly. Her line of questioning is direct, purposeful, and moves steadily and logically towards a solution, as one would hope to find in a clinical setting. I was extremely impressed with her problem-solving skills: the capacity to listen compassionately and draw out the information she needed, carry forward a line of investigation confidently by making incremental conclusions, and move forward systematically and with clear direction. There is a lot to learn and gain from the way she conducts her practice, and I would definitely highly recommend her to a friend.

  • We had connected with Dr Ramya Mohan for help with regard to my daughter who was going through tough times dealing with school stresses and family issues. Dr Ramya was very patient , spends a lot of time to understand the case history before recommending any course of treatment. She spent time with us explaining the diagnosis and how to address the issue. We were very comfortable with her approach and professionalism and would highly recommend her.
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Qualifications
  • Accelerated Clinical Director Leadership Programme: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Certificate in Psychopharmacology: British Association of Psychopharmacology (UK)
  • EMDR Trauma therapy accreditation: Accredited by EMDR Association of Europe
  • FRCPsych ( UK) - Fellowship Award, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • MB BS - Graduate Medical Degree
  • Mindfulness accredited training
  • MRCPsych (UK) - Post-Graduate Degree in Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • National Merit Scholar - (Pre-University Certification)
  • Qualified Educational Supervision Programme (QESP): Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery
  • Women in Leadership programme - Indian Institute of Management , India
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