There is an interesting discussion on personalisation unfolding on the mhhe jiscmail list (the three postings below are reproduced most recent first): The jiscmail list is here:\mhhe

Re: Making Personalisation Effective in Mental Health: MIND and UCLAN

From: John Cromby     

There is a deep sense in which personalisation means that individuals
are accountable for spending resources wisely, whilst other
responsibilities are diffused or de-emphasised. Personalisation is a way
of managing this shift of responsibility whilst making it superficially
appear to be a good thing (at least for those relatively articulate,
well-supported, well-resourced service users who by dint of these
advantages are able to make it work for them).

To the extent that personalisation does this and simultaneously diverts
attention from underlying questions such as the one you pose, it could
be argued that in fact it will meet its aims perfectly!



On 04/03/2013 10:25, Stephen Tilley wrote:

 Am I alone in wondering whether the aims of 'personalisation' can be
 met, especially in England, given the undermining of the NHS's basic
 principles by legislation currently under consideration by Parliament.
 Who, for example, would be accountable for universal access to services?


 from MIND document on the web:
 Personalisation is about meeting the needs of individuals in ways that
 work best for them (Carr, 2008). It includes prevention, early
 intervention, and self-directed support where service users are in
 control of arranging and managing their own support services. In the
 context of mental health services, personalisation accommodates mental
 health promotion and maintenance: having choice and control over one’s
 life contributes to wellbeing. With personalisation comes:
 Ensuring universal access to public and community services; prevention
 and early intervention; promoting coproduction of services and the
 growth of social capital in communities and the social care sector;
 improving access to information and advice for all people who use
 social care services regardless of how they are funded;
 and recognising and supporting carers.
 Carr and Robbins, 2009

Please help to pass the word around about this.
Best wishes,

 Free Personalisation Course

 Making Personalisation Effective In
 Mental Health

 FREE Course – saving you £1,500 – exploring theory and practice of
 personalisation in mental health and designing solutions for your area.

 Personalisation can transform lives for people who use mental health
 services, yet practice in many areas hasn’t kept up with the wishes
 of service users or policy makers.
 Mind and the University of Central Lancashire have devised a
 programme of participatory workshops aimed at those responsible for
 shaping local service delivery to explore personalisation and devise
 ways of making it happen.

 As well as hearing from some of the national leaders in
 personalisation in mental health the course will offer you the chance
 to reflect on and gain coaching on what works best for your
 locality.  This course is aimed at equipping people involved to move
 personalisation forward together and the series of participatory
 workshops and action hubs will explore:

 The ideology and policy framework behind the introduction of
 Balancing risk management, duty of care and enablement
 Legal framework for personalisation – including Health & Social Care
 Acts, Mental
 Health Act, Equalities Act and others
 Different approaches and models already being used, including
 statutory approaches and practices impacting on recovery
 Designing interventions to making personalisation effective in mental
 health practice
 Empowerment, community links - what co-design and co-production
 really is. Support planning & Developing recovered focused
 personalised services

 There will also be opportunities for you to design and develop
 approaches to unblocking progress to personalised mental health
 services for your area through online and face-to-face action hubs
 with course participants and facilitators.

 Who should attend:

 The course will be of particular interest to senior managers
 responsible for planning service delivery; care co-ordinators
 responsible for delivering personalised services; commissioners in
 health and social care and service user groups involved in
 influencing local services and strategy.

 Ideally we are looking for participants to attend as small groups of
 3 or 4 from an area.


 This course is delivered in partnership with UCLAN and participation
 will be recognised through certification by UCLAN – this will
 contribute towards your CPD.

 Details of the course:

 The series of 6 participatory workshops will be delivered 4 times
 over the next 18 months. This first series will operate as a pilot,
 to help us refine and develop the following sets. As such, we are
 offering places on the Pilot Series fully subsidised – saving
 participants an estimated £1,500.

 The first two days are the 19th & 20th March 2013.

 Manchester Conference Centre – located in central Manchester a short
 walk away from the main train station (Manchester Piccadilly).
 Accommodation at the venue is included for the evening between Days 1
 & 2 of the course.

 If you are interested in attending please register your interest with
 Allan  Johnstone at Mind

 The SPN Team

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