David is the President and one of the founding members of the "Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Assn (inc)". A former WA police officer with over 35years of service to the community of Western Australia he is a qualified trainer, advocate and peer support officer for retired and still serving police officers. In addition to Mental Health First Aid he has also delivered training in Occupational Health and Safety and Defensive Driving. He has extensive experience working with and supporting people with anxiety, depression, mental health and addiction issues and is himself a survivor of work related mental illness. A regular guest speaker and trainer at mental health first aid courses David is a dedicated and very vocal advocate who is passionate in his quest to provide hope to sufferers and their extended families while - at the same time - raising organisational and community awareness into the importance of mental health care while also dispelling existing myths and the stigma wrongly attributed to and associated with mental illness.