David has worked for the Mental Health Foundation for 5 years. His role involves developing, delivering and evaluating service user involvement, carer involvement, peer support, mental health awareness training, and self-management training.
With over 20 years’ experience in service user involvement, David has previously occupied a number of prestigious posts including chief executive of Mental Health Media, former board member and vice-chair for the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, founding member of National Survivor User Network (NSUN), and former chair and treasurer of Survivors Speak Out.
David has been widely published in the field of mental health and is currently studying for a Doctorate at Middlesex University. Furthermore, David is a member of the All Wales Mental Health Promotion Board and an advisor to World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe on empowerment.In 2012, David was appointed to the Welsh Government’s Mental Health Naitonal Partnership Board (NPB). As part of the NPB David will help shape Together for Mental Health – A Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wales and its Delivery Plan.