Dr Anto Ingrassia
FRCPsych, MBBS (Hons), MSc, FHEA | Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer | King’s College London
Child and family team/Carelink team and Safeguarding lead doctor | Southwark CAMHS
Anto joined the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) because she was attracted by its ambitious aim to deliver better healthcare for children, young people and their families, and its unique set up as a mixture of researchers, clinicians and transformation managers. Having worked for over 20 years in multidisciplinary mental health teams, initially with adult patients and then with children and families, she can recall numerous examples of the separation between physical and mental health often occurring within our healthcare system.
Through her work at the CYPHP, her aim is to address this challenge by bringing mental health experience and expertise into its core multi professional clinical service. At its core, this aim is enshrined in Article 24 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,
“Children have the right to good quality health care – the best health care possible”.