Dr Abdullah Kraam

West Yorkshire

TV presenter Matt Allwright, Dr Abdullah Kraam, Dame Mary Perkins, BCA Patron

Abdullah is a consultant child psychiatrist from West Yorkshire who fled war-torn Kabul as a teenager and went on to develop one of the UK’s largest services for vulnerable youngsters with mental health problems.

Abdullah, 53, single-handedly began setting up the FCAMH service in Wakefield which is commissioned to provide forensic mental health services for children and young people in the criminal justice system.

Abdullah created and built this now highly successful and award-winning service with a commitment to providing the highest quality of care to some of the most vulnerable young people in the community.

The mission statement of FCAHM is “to enable people to reach their potential and live well in their community”. As a direct consequence of Abdullah’s dedication, commitment and personal sacrifice the service achieves this mission.

Abdullah was nominated for a BCA by his colleague Stacey Phillips who said: “Abdullah’s contribution to healthcare is truly exceptional, he has dedicated his life for the past seven years to growing and embedding this highly successful service because he cares genuinely and passionately about the young people he works with”.


Nominated by: Stacey Phillips