5 December 2022

Dr Ritu Mitra (picture, far left)  presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Digital Innovation in Psychiatry; diagnostics, therapeutics and solutions’ conference on 29 November.

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She writes: I presented in the ‘Pechu-Kucha’ competition against 4 others to present ideas on our Digital innovations in psychiatry.

I am pleased to have come runner up for my presentation outlining the advances we have made in implementing digitally based solutions in the CNWL CAMHS.

The presentation primarily showcased CNWL’s partnership in creating the Best for You project which we have been signposting the population in North-West London to, as a valuable resource for high quality information on common mental health disorders, how to get help and additional information on what other community, inpatient and day services are available locally.

I was also pleased to share the significant development of the CNWL CAMHS website to include welcome videos of all our borough clinics, the initiative to have more CAMHS clinicians ‘digitally prescribing’ from the ORCHA app library and our advances in implementing online CBT to improve accessibility of treatment to more young people.

Please visit The Best For You website for more information. Best For You can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Dr Mitra is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working at Westminster CAMHS, a lead of the Neurodevelopmental and Intellectual Disabilities Team, and Digital Innovation Lead for the CNWL CAMHS. Her other special interests include neurodiversity, cultural aspects of psychiatry and clinician well-being.