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

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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.

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

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