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...

Working it out -
for people with severe mental illness

25 June 2014, London

A one day conference from Centre for Mental Health to provide tools, guidance and expertise in supporting people with mental illness into work.

This timely conference is for anyone who has an interest in improving the employment rates of people with severe mental illness accessing their services. Speakers from UK Centres of Excellence and service users will address:

  • Can people with severe mental illness really work?
  • What should healthcare's role be in supporting people with mental illness into employment?
  • What are the evidence-based methods of support?
  • What is the business case for providing employment support?

For more information and to book a place, download the flyer or visit the Centrevents website.

What's new

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

Introduction
  • 03 October 2013
  • Better supported employment needed for people with mental health conditions
  • New briefing identifies where the main barriers to employment still lie and calls for better supported employment for people with mental health conditions - urging commissioners and providers of both employment services and health and social care to make support into employment a priority.
More employment news...

This training gave managers skills they could use immediately.

Get the training now

Call 020 7827 8300, email training
@centreformental
health.org.uk
or
fill in the form.

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)