Dr Anup Mathew
M.D., MA, MSc, BSc (Hons), MRCPsych, FHEA
DCP, MDCH, DCBH, PGCDM, PGCCE, MAcadMEd
Dr. Anup Mathew is a psychiatrist with an extensive background in medical education, mental health law and experience in alcohol and substance misuse.
Dr Mathew is a Consultant Psychiatrist for an Adult Male Rehabilitation and High Dependency Inpatient Unit within a private hospital. He is also a Community Psychiatrist in the NHS providing psychiatric support to a multi-disciplinary Primary Care Mental Health Service across East and North Kent. He completed his core training in The Royal London and Barts training scheme, his higher training in The South London and Maudsley training scheme and received his CCT in Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. During both his core and higher training, Dr Mathew was a finalist for a National award by Royal College of Psychiatrists.
“My focus has always been on trying to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness.Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have worked in a wide range of sub-specialities within mental health.This has allowed me to develop expertise in treating complex and enduring mental health conditions such as, ADHD, OCD, Emotional Dysregulation, Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression. I’m honoured to be part of the UK’s leading and most respected Medical Cannabis Clinic, working alongside a dedicated and highly skilled multidisciplinary team.”
Dr Mathew has extensive knowledge of mental health legislation having completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Law. He was appointed by the Ministry of Justice as a Medical Member of the First-tier Tribunal in the Social Entitlement Chamber which heard appeals relating to mental health related benefit decisions made by central and local government. Dr Mathew also has a special interest in PTSD and Military Psychiatry having completed an MSc in War and Psychiatry and trained with the Royal Marines Reserve.
Dr Mathew was awarded Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy following his involvement in medical education. He is a University Lecturer and was an examiner for final year medical students. He was also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists MRCPsych Clinical Topics Panel which managed the construction of Membership examination questions. Dr Mathew is involved in research and he has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals and delivered international presentations.
As a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Faculty, Dr Mathew has qualifications and expertise in the management of alcohol and drug misuse, particularly with co-morbid mental health problems. His extensive knowledge extends to all aspects of addiction including individual brain mechanisms, behaviour and its overall effect on the family. Due to his expertise, Dr Mathew is a Medical Examiner and Health Examiner for the General Medical Council. He is tasked by the Fitness to Practice Directorate to perform an examination of a doctor’s physical and mental health when the GMC receives concerns about the doctor.
Dr Mathew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and he is also a qualified Medical Hypnotherapist. He incorporates a holistic approach in treatment that considers how biological, psychological and social factors impact on a person’s life and recovery journey. His work ethic has always been focused on trying to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness.
“A huge thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Having access to my medicine has made a huge improvement on my quality of life and I’ve started to develop new healthy patterns in the gaps that would usually be filled with anxiety and paranoia.” – CJM