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Davy Hay

Managing Director of Pattigift

Davy is the Managing Director of Pattigift Therapy CIC, an African centred psychological therapies organisation based in Birmingham. His background is in the field of mental health where he has worked as a mental health nurse in areas such as inpatients, community liaison, elderly and substance misuse. He has also worked as a mental health lecturer.

Davy holds a degree in Nursing and Mental Health, and a Postgraduate qualification as a Specialist Mental Health Practitioner. Alongside working in the UK, his work as taken him to the Caribbean and Saudi Arabia.

After 25 years, Davy left the NHS to find a vehicle that would allow me to be more beneficial to my community. That vehicle was Pattigift Therapy. He is proud to have created the first (and only) independent mental health hospital focussed on the cultural and psychological needs of African heritage people. Although for a variety of reasons the project ended, he considers it the most significant milestones in his career to date.

Jointly with a colleague at Pattigift, Davy recieved the Presidents award from the Association of Black Psychologists (USA) in 2016 for “advancing African centred healing internationally”.

Davy has been a board member of the consortium for a number of years, and his motivation remains the same as the first day – to be a voice for the smaller organisations within the consortium and to ensure that the board and the consortium as a whole seeks to work ethically with its constituents.

Portrait photo of Davy Hay
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