Malta ACAMH Branch

ACAMH Malta Branch

Our mission is to advance child and adolescent mental health through the application of research and practice, and our vision is to be the leading international organisation for inter-disciplinary child and adolescent mental health research, dissemination and training.

We are a friendly, active, and passionate group. We run events throughout the year, both physical and online where you can keep up to date with the latest evidence-based research disseminated by lectures from leading experts.

We also take part in a number of fund-raising activities that you can take part in.

We are very active on Facebook so please search for acamh malta and follow us for the latest news.



  • Meet the branch

    Dr. Andrea Sliba

    I am an Executive Member of the ACAMH Branch Higher. As a Specialty Trainee Psychiatrist at Mount Carmel Hospital I work towards the improvement of both clinical and academic standards of psychiatry with a special interest in youth mental health. I have participated in a number of research studies and audits relating to youth mental health, and presented work at national and international conferences. For information about our Branch please email me

  • Key Objectives

    Through this initiative we aspire to improve clinical standards of practice in child services in Malta. We aim to do this through education and scientific research in child and adolescent mental health. We plan to focus on services which require further development locally such as perinatal and infant psychiatry. This will offer opportunities for local and foreign research to be presented in the conferences which will be organised.

    We do this by

    • advancing all matters concerning the mental health and development of children, young people and their families
    • disseminating scientific research and scholarship
    • interpreting research and its applicability to evidence based clinical practice
    • facilitating professional development.
  • Dr. Dennis Ougrin lecture on ‘Self-harm and Suicide in Adolescents’

    Dr. Dennis Ougrin lecture on ‘Self-harm and Suicide in Adolescents’
    This was a live webinar recorded on Thursday 2 July 2020 for ACAMH Malta Branch.
    Accompanying slides are available to download.

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    Dr. Dennis Ougrin
    Dr. Dennis Ougrin

    Dr. Ougrin graduated from a medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to England to undertake his post-graduate training. He completed his higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Guy’s and Maudsley and is currently a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading Supported Discharge Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Ougrin is also a clinical senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He leads a programme of information exchange between the UK and Ukraine. His main professional interests include prevention of Borderline Personality Disorder and effective interventions for self-harm. He is the author of Therapeutic Assessment, a novel model of assessment for young people with self-harm. He is the chief investigator of a randomised controlled trial of Supported Discharge Service versus Treatment as Usual in adolescents admitted for in-patient care and a principal investigator of a randomised controlled trial comparing intensive mental health intervention versus usual social care in Looked After Children. He also works on developing a modular psychotherapeutic intervention for self-harm and on understanding the pathophysiology of self-harm in young people.