Dave has multiple years of lived experience with addiction, mental illness and behavioural disorders. He shares with others his personal journey to recovery, the skills needed for life changing strategies and gives insight into reaching a new life of self discovery.
He has delivered numerous talks and training programmes to young adolescents in schools, universities and psychiatric units. Engaged in discussions with Government bodies on mental health and online child safety. He collaborates with charities and organisations as a trustee, author, consultant and recovery coach to support others and their wellbeing.
Dave expresses his love of art and creativity through painting, writing, playing piano and guitar, skateboarding and photography. He has practiced meditation for many years, teaching it to clients, in schools, pupil referral units, treatment centres and backstage at music festivals.