Dr Ching Li is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who is passionate about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Ching has expertise in working with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD, trauma, psycho-social and behavioural difficulties as well as mood difficulties.
In addition to her psychiatric experience, she has also had additional experience in multiple psychotherapeutic modalities. This enables her to work in a way that bring about a holistic understanding of a child or young person's mental health and wellbeing, so that they may thrive both academically, psychologically, and socially.
After graduating from the University of Leeds Medical School with an honours degree and a BSc in International Health, Dr Lindsay Banham was an Academic Foundation Programme doctor in Yorkshire and later worked in a psychiatric unit in New Zealand. She returned to the UK to take up a position as an Academic Clinical Fellow at Kings College London, completing her core psychiatry clinical jobs and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the prestigious South London and the Maudsley clinical rotation. Dr Banham went on to complete her specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on the Royal London Hospital/Great Ormond Street Hospital rotation, taking a sabbatical to complete a Fellowship in Medical Education and later a part-time MSc in Medical Education alongside her clinical work. Dr Banham has worked part-time since her specialist training in order to balance the needs of her family with her career.
Since achieving the Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2019, Dr Banham worked in a community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in North London where she enjoyed assessing and treating children and young people with a wide range of backgrounds and presenting difficulties. These included neurodevelopmental differences, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and behavioural challenges. Dr Banham currently works within an NHS crisis-liaison team at a busy North London general hospital, seeing young people presenting in mental health crisis and those with co-existing mental and physical health difficulties. She also holds an honorary consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she works in a National Specialist NHS service assessing and treating children and young people with highly complex needs. Dr Banham has been conducting neurodevelopmental assessments (ADHD and ASD) throughout her specialist training and consultant career to date.