Partner: Dr David Crepaz-Keay, Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion, Mental Health Foundation.
Preferred contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Co-production, involvement and outcomes in mental ill-health prevention and mental health promotion: report of a scoping study.