Dr Shaha has worked in Psychiatry in the NHS for the past 20 years; 11 years as a consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at SWYPFT NHS trust, Wakefield. She is passionate about working systemically with children and young people, involving parents, carers, extended family, schools and even friends, where appropriate, in treatment. She believes that the use of medication in young people has its place albeit judiciously. She enjoys working with children presenting with any mental health difficulties especially eating difficulties, anxiety, depression and ADHD.
Dr Shaha was active in partnership-working with GPs and paediatricians and led the successful Trust-wide Eating Disorders (ED) pathway, covering a total population of over 1 million, from its inception in 2016. All four CAMHS ED teams met over 80% of assessment / treatment Government targets since 2016 with one service achieving these targets for 100% of all referrals.
She has further training in family therapy from the University of Leeds at both foundation and intermediate level, achieving a distinction for the latter. Additionally she recently took part in a national case note review via the NCEPOD looking at outcomes of young people who have self-harmed or attended hospital either with eating difficulties or depressive symptoms.
More recently Dr Shaha has developed an interest in publishing and has published online CPD modules on managing anxiety and depression in children for the Royal College of Paediatricians. She has contributed to 2 book chapters in ABC of Autism, published in April 2019.
Foundation level in Systemic Practice (merit)
Intermediate level in Systemic Practice (distinction)
Available on request.