Personal Health Budgets in Mental Health
Stockport has been successful in developing personalisation and individualised budgets in mental health services over the last four years and was identified as a demonstrator site by NHS England to develop and implement Personal Health Budgets (PHB) in mental health.
Young people with complex needs who met the identified criteria for whom it was thought having a PHB would be the key to unlocking their complex needs, creating simple, more achievable solutions. Whilst not addressing their underlying health difficulties PHB’s provide better means of managing them, creating an opportunity to improve their lives. Conventional services were not able to provide such individualised solutions.