Paths to personalisation in mental health: a whole system, whole life framework

National Mental Health Development Unit
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This framework has been developed to help all those involved in developing personalised services and approaches for people with mental health needs. The framework starts from the point of view of someone with mental health needs, and uses first person statements to consider the question 'What makes this happen'. It is organised in 13 broad sections. The sections include: person-centred systems and approaches; information and advice; support for managing personal budgets; support for carers; creative commissioning; partnership for inclusion; prevention and early intervention; good leadership; workforce and organizational development; and stories and personal accounts. Practical suggestions of things to put into place to achieve specific goals are included in each section. Pointers to good practice and sources of advice and information are provided throughout. The framework can be used as a tool to check what needs to be in place for personalisation in mental health.

Subject terms:
mental health problems, personalisation, person-centred care, social inclusion, staff development, access to services, carers, commissioning, early intervention;
Content type:
practice guidance
United Kingdom
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