Dr. Omer Minhas

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Dr. Omer Minhas

Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Dr (Omer) Minhas is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 15 years experience of working in psychiatry. He has worked as a substantive child psychiatry consultant for 2 years, followed by multiple roles in various teams and settings, gaining a broad-based rich experience. He has led the children learning disability psychiatry team for three health boards in Wales. Previously, he led a substance misuse service for young people in two areas. Prior to this, he worked as an inpatient child psychiatrist unit in South Wales. His experience of working in different teams and locations has polished his skills and clinical acumen in the form of engagement work, system-based approach to young person and families, multiagency working, and use of wider scientific explanation/approaches in mental disorders in young people along with the balanced use of psychopharmacology. Dr Omer has strived to deliver young person-centered and family-friendly service for range of conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Eating problems, etc. With the experience of young people with intellectual disability, this involves assessment of challenging behavior in addition to any co-morbid mental disorders. For young people with substance misuse, this involves identifying and treating any co-morbid conditions. Dr Omer has been active in teaching and training and currently supports Cardiff University MSc psychiatry programme as honorary lecturer in addition to being the clinical teacher for University of South Wales, Diploma and MSc programme. Dr Omer is the founder and Chair of Cardiff CASC Training, an organisation for the delivery of MRCPsych CASC exam training in Wales ). In his spare time, he plays table tennis, badminton, and enjoys bike rides

Professional Background

Medical School

Rawalpindi Medical School


Psychiatry Rotation Wales and Edinburgh Deanery


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Higher Training Wales Deanery

Work Experience

NHS Wales

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu

Achievements Career Highlights

  • MSc Clinical Psychiatry Cardiff University UK
  • Post Graduate Medical Education Certificate Cardiff University UK
  • CCT Child and Adolescent Psychiatry UK
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) UK
  • Fellow of Health Education Academy (FHEA) UK

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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