Turning Point appoints Dr Felix Davies as new Managing Director for Mental Health Services

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Turning Point has appointed Dr Felix Davies as Managing Director for Mental Health Services.

Felix makes the move to Turning Point from South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where he was Director of Psychological Services and the organisation's lead for its 9 IAPT services.

Prior to this Felix was Director of Psychological Therapies at Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for the Doncaster National Demonstration Site for IAPT, which won the National Health and Social Care Service Transformation Award. He has also held the positions of National Honorary Secretary for the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, and Chair of the West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee for Applied Psychological Services.

A registered Practitioner Psychologist and practising Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with adults with complex mental health needs, Felix is also a member of the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network Board and a lecturer at the Keele & Staffordshire Universities Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Felix is a champion for the causes of those whose complex needs tend not to be met by existing services and for developing collaborative multi-agency responses. He also has a particular interest in developing the accessibility and flexibility of services to meet the needs of diverse groups more effectively.

Discussing his recent appointment Felix said;

"I am delighted to be joining the team at Turning Point and look forward to working across the wide range of services provided. It is an exciting time to be steering Turning Point's mental health provision, and contributing to the wider agenda of improving access and promoting greater parity of esteem between physical and mental health. Turning Point has a great pedigree in promoting recovery, integrated care and collaborative solutions to complex needs, and I hope to make a useful contribution to this endeavour".

Chief Executive of Turning Point, Lord Victor Adebowale said;

"It is great to welcome Felix to Turning Point as Managing Director for Mental Health services particularly given his expertise and commitment to those with complex needs. Turning Point has been delivering mental health support for over 25 years and is both passionate and ambitious about the mental health services we provide. I'm looking forward to working closely with Felix on how we continue to provide high quality services to the people who need them the most."