Population Health: Prevention is Better than Cure
- 08:30 - 16:15
- Manchester Conference Centre
Dr David Crepaz-Keay is Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion for the Mental Health Foundation. He has led the development, delivery and evaluation of self-management and peer support projects across England and Wales. He has been a technical advisor to the World Health Organisation on empowerment issues, chaired a WHO working group on developing indicators of involvement, and has spoken and written widely on involvement, empowerment, self-management and peer support. He is currently seconded part time to Public Health England, to support their soon to be launch Every Mind Matters public mental health campaign.
With over thirty years of involvement as first a user of mental health services and later as a campaigner, he is also an advocate of service user voices being included in public mental health and broader mental health and social care services.
David is a member of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Ethics Committee, The Centre for Values Based Practice at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and also advises on ethical issues around big data. He was a founder member of the English national survivor user network (NSUN) and developed and facilitated a National Mental Health Forum for Wales.