Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion, Mental Health Foundation.
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.
Director, Particularism in Bioethics, Professional Ethics and Medicine
I am a lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am also Director of the Particularism in Bioethics, Professional Ethics and MedicineNetwork. My main research areas are aesthetics and moral philosophy, and selected issues in mind and language. I am co-editor of Philosophy and Museums: Ethics, Aesthetics and Ontology(Cambridge University Press, 2015) and editor of a planned volume on Evaluative Perception(with Robert Cowan). I have also published on particularism, thick evaluative concepts, semantic contextualism. I am interested in the intersection between metaethics, epistemology and philosophy of medicine, currently preparing a monograph on particularism and values-based practice.
In public mental heath there are things we value, things we can measure and things we can count. Unfortunately, these often do not align and nor do they always influence how we allocate resources. This seminar will explore what we do now and how we could do better.
The past few years have seen profound challenges to the way of life established in the Western world since 1945.
The covid-19 pandemic has changed everything temporarily and seems likely to have lasting impacts on our everyday lives. Overwhelming evidence of accelerating climate change requires us to consider far-reaching changes to our economic structures and built environments. The internet now allows far greater individual connectivity than was previously possible, but this has brought with it widespread misinformation which threatens to undermine our political institutions.
This event will consist of three video interviews with international leading experts on psychiatric genetics and a follow up live discussion and Q&A on the issues raised
This seminar is presented in partnership with the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics
This seminar will explore public health approaches to experiences, traits, conditions or symptoms that are typically associated with psychosis. The topics covered will include hearing voices, paranoia and social determinants that may be predictive or protective of a psychosis diagnosis.
Launch of Values-based Practice in Public Mental Health Network
The seminar looks at the structural and social determinants of race and racism as public mental health concern disguised by the White Paper Review of the Mental Health Act (2021) for clinical and competency changes.
This seminar centres on the diagnosis of personality disorder. There are two factors that make this an interesting
starting point for pushing boundaries in public mental health.
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Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice