Alfred Perera


Alfred PereraDr Alfred Perera is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who has worked at CAMHS in Crawley and Horsham, West Sussex, UK since May 2008. 

GMC No. 4334345.
UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist.
BA BM BCh MA (Oxford) MSc MSc MRCPsych.

Alfred graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford in Medicine in 1996 before training in General Medicine in Glasgow and Birmingham from 1996-2000 after which point he started the career training in Psychiatry at St George's London 2000-2010. Whilst on a sabbatical on the Bristol/Bath Psychiatry Training scheme in 2001-2002, Alfred worked at Bath in the Child and Family Service  (CAMHS) and decided to pursue a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and to commence the MSc in Mental Health Studies, specialising in Learning Disabilities and Anthropology.This was completed at King's College, London in 2004. 

On returning to London in 2002, Alfred worked in a Community Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities where he decided to train in Systemic Psychotherapy over the next eight years eventually graduating from the Institute of Family Therapy/ Birkbeck College, London in 2011.

Between 2004-2005, Alfred worked in the Community Substance Misuse Team in Crawley, West Sussex and developed working links with the West Sussex Young Person's Substance Misuse Service, which he still has today. Alfred trained on the Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St George's London from 2005-2008.

Specialist Interests

Family Therapy, Mood Disorders and Suicidology, Addictions (including behavioural addictions linked to internet use) and Learning Disabilities (Trained in DISCO and ADOS-2).


Depression Audit (2007), Survey of Teachers' Knowledge of ADHD (2013), Internet Addiction: A Qualitative Overview (2015 under review/in press)


  1. To create and innovate a social enterprise that is free and that will help all young people in the world get help for depression.
  2. To develop more publications based on clinical insights and new research.
  3. To offer the best possible care for young people with depression.