Showcasing personal perspectives on implementing mental health personalisation

Community Care spoke to four different people involved in the personalisation process talk about specific elements of it that have impacted them.

Having published a review of how Stockport Council is effectively 'bucking the trend' and ensuring that mental health services [see article here] are taking on the agenda of personalisation - with over 350 people with mental health issues now using personal budgets to buy the services they need - Community Care has talked to various people involved in personalisation to find out what they see as the positive impacts and how it has affected them.

These personal experiences cover the following themes:

  • On going through the self-directed support process
  • On the culture shift for professionals
  • On the risk of personalisation becoming professionalized
  • On why personalisation in mental health is lagging behind nationally.

To read the full article, including the personal stories, visit



Last Updated : 31 October 2013. Page Author: marijke.hirst.