Dr David Crepaz-Keay

Partner: Dr David Crepaz-Keay, Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion, Mental Health Foundation.

Preferred contact: dcrepaz-keay@mentalhealth.org.uk

Resident in
: UK;

Working in: UK;

Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Policy, Publications, Research/other/Action Research/peer-support, interdependence, Services/other/peer-support, interdependence;

Related Area(s) of Interest
: Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Health economics, Other/ Patient and Public Involvement;

Area(s) of healthcare expertise:
Mental health, Service user, Social care, Well-being

Brief Description of Work:
I have led the development and delivery of self-management courses for people with a severe psychiatric diagnosis across the UK and developed national service user involvement mechanisms in England, Scotland and Wales. A technical advisor to the World Health Organisation on empowerment issues, chaired a WHO working group on developing indicators of empowerment, and have spoken and written widely on involvement, empowerment, self-management and peer support. I co-lead a joint R&D program between the Mental Health Foundation in London and the Oxford University Faculty of Philosophy on co-production. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health hosted by Nottingham University.

Reports and Publications

Working Together 
Co-production, involvement and outcomes in mental ill-health prevention and mental health promotion: report of a scoping study.

https://valuesbasedpractice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Working-Together.pdf

Read more:
http://www.institutemh.org.uk/ 
www.mentalhealth.org.uk
www.peer-support.info

Dr David Crepaz-Keay

David is Head of Applied Learning, at the Mental Health Foundation; a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health; and was a founder member of the National Survivor User Network, the UK’s leading network led by people living with a psychiatric diagnosis. He is also an ethics committee member of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics; a former technical advisor to WHO Europe and a former senior mental health advisor to Public Health England. Within the Collaborating Centre, he is Lead for the Values-based Practice in Public Mental Health Network. David has substantial personal experience of using mental health services, including time as a detained patient, and now applies this experience and the learning from it in a systematic and productive way to improve outcomes for people who experience mental ill-health.

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