Posted on: 12 October 2022
Say hello to Dr Ritu Mitra, CNWL’s Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
Ritu has worked in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) since 2013 and currently works in a team that sees children with Autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.
In the video below, Ritu shares her experience of working in the team, what she finds most rewarding about her job and why CAMHS is so important.
She said “I think a lot of mental health difficulties are overlooked. Just the assessment can be very validating for the family. A child may have been treated as the naughty child in the class and even the parents don’t understand why. So, to say this profile looks like someone with ADHD - this can be quite a relief. It’s very rewarding to know because of the letter you did – either parent can have respite…and to know you were a part of that is amazing.”
Ritu goes on to talk about the team - describing them as a ‘family’ and the ‘different opportunities’ she can see working there in the future.
Ritu's story forms part of There’s a place for you, a series of films from our CAMHS service.
The series, produced by And Productions, was created with our staff, showing the working and clinical experiences of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
CAMHS is made up of a team of professionals with different skills and backgrounds who work together to provide a range of specialist support to young people and their families, helping with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
In these films, team members from across the service reveal the day-to-day realities of their roles in mental health, highlighting how rewarding their work is, and why they are so passionate about working with young people.
We hope this can help raise awareness of the opportunities a career within CAMHS can offer. The full series will be released online over the coming months, so keep an eye out for more stories.
There's a place for you
Here at CNWL, we have a range of opportunities across CAMHS in mental health, community services, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more – whatever stage of your career you’re at.
If you've been inspired by Ritu's story, be part of our fantastic team. View our current vacancies and also take a look the jobs below:
You can find out more about the different professionals involved in a children’s mental health team on our CAMHS service page