Employment

Building on our experience and successful projects, we develop and promote new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work.

Training courses in employment

We offer a range of training and development sessions to help services deliver evidence-based supported employment. They include IPS, fidelity training, engaging with employers, motivational interviewing and more. See a list of upcoming dates here.

Supporting People into Employment IPS

The latest LondonMet 5-day IPS course is coming up soon...

What's new

Centres of Excellence in IPS open days

Learn about implementing and running an IPS service by visiting one that's already doing well. Our Centres of Excellence offer various consultancy services, including open days, to share their progress with colleagues around the country.

IPS really is the way forwards

A new (March 2014) independent review by NDTI of employment support for people with mental health conditions has concluded that IPS alone is the right model for supporting people with mental health conditions into employment. That's not news to us and most of you, but it doesn't hurt to get more evidence. Read the report here.

Access to work support for people with mental health conditions on work experience placements

Disabled people (including those with a mental health condition) starting a self-arranged work experience placement with an employer and who don't claim a Jobcentre Plus benefit are now eligible to apply for Access to Work support.

Speak to your JobCentre or call 0345 268 8489 or 0845 268 8489. www.directgov.uk/accesstowork

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Employment support & addiction: what works

This briefing finds that IPS can help people with problematic substance use to enhance their employment prospects and their chances of recovery. Such a service run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) successfully placed 84 people with drug or alcohol addiction into paid work in one year.

£5.00 for a paper copy or FREE to download

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Briefing 47: Barriers to employment

The briefing looks at what interventions work as well, where gaps exist in evidence-based interventions as well as some current models of supported employment and urges commissioners and providers of both employment services and health and social care to make support into employment a priority.

£5.00 for a paper copy or FREE to download

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Getting back to work

For mental health services: Learn more about supporting people with mental health conditions into employment.

For service users: Learn more about where to start.

Supporting mental health users into employment

NHS trusts can play a role in helping people with mental health issues return to work.

Read more here (464 KB)