Dr David Crepaz-Keay

Project Partner: Dr David Crepaz-Keay
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Dr David Crepaz-Keay
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.


Based in

United Kingdom

Working in

United Kingdom

Areas of interest in VBP

Policy, Publications, Research/other/Action Research/peer-support, interdependence, Services/other/peer-support, interdependence;

Related areas of interest

Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Health economics, Other/ Patient and Public Involvement;

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Mental health, Service user, Social care, Well-being


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