David Babington

Action Mental Health

Chief Executive

About David Babington

CEO since 2010, David has led AMH in supporting 1,500 recovery clients and reaching 56,000 people pa through early intervention and suicide prevention programmes across the region. AMH has Learning Disability, ASD and Eating Disorder services as well as 3 Men’s Sheds and an Employer Consultancy. AMH also delivers therapeutic services through their New Life Counselling service to over 2,700 service users pa including adults, young people and families.

David is passionate about the mental health sector and has raised a range of issues and client concerns at Stormont and Westminster. He played a leading role in advocating for the recently established Mental Health Champion role and has consistently lobbied against the imbalance in funding for mental health for NI. AMH has grown to meet the wellbeing and mental health issues of the region and recently celebrated achieving IiP Platinum accreditation.   

He has previous experience with the banking, property, consumer and retail sectors and having been raised in NI he has since worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East delivering leadership and transformation programmes.