Mental health personal health budgets (PHBs)

Personal health budgets (PHBs) for people requiring aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act

From Monday 2 December 2019,  people who require aftercare services under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act, will have the opportunity to have a Personal Health Budget.

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support someone’s health and wellbeing needs, which is planned and agreed between the individual or their representative, and the local clinical commissioning group (CCG). It isn’t new money, but a different way of spending health funding to meet the needs of an individual.

Personal health budgets are a way of personalising care, based around what matters to people and their individual strengths and needs. They give people with long term health conditions and disabilities more choice, control and flexibility over their healthcare.

They're available to anyone registered to a GP in West Sussex who require aftercare services under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act.

Find out more about personal health budgets.

If you would like more information about Personal Health Budgets in relation to Section 117 please email hsccg.mentalhealthcommissioning@nhs.net