Individual Placement and Support (IPS) has been internationally recognised as the most effective method of supporting people with severe mental illness into sustainable, competitive employment.

Employment specialists in UK IPS Centres of Excellence successfully support 50% of clients into paid employment; irrespective of the severity of their diagnosis or additional substance misuse.

This two day training course is ideal for employment specialists who want to use IPS principles to increase paid job outcomes for people with mental health conditions.

The training will cover:

  • The eight principles of IPS
  • Marketing the IPS service
  • The research evidence for the effectiveness of IPS
  • Working with the NHS clinical teams to obtain referrals
  • Integrating the clinical and employment teams
  • Providing benefits advice
  • Vocational profiling and ongoing assessment
  • Vocational action planning with the service user
  • Collaborating with other employment agencies
  • Developing relationships with potential employers
  • Job carving
  • Overcoming barriers to employment
  • Disclosure of mental health history
  • Providing on-going support for the employer and the service user
  • Case studies
  • Overcoming local challenges and issues
  • Ongoing personal development as an employment specialist

The cost of the two day course is £395 + VAT at 20%. Course times are 10:00am - 17:00pm on the first day and 9:30am - 17:00pm on the second day.

Payment methods

  • If you would like to pay by credit/debit card, please enter your card details at the checkout
  • If you would like to pay by BACS, please enter payment code BACS at the checkout

Cancellation policy

Any confirmed booking which is subsequently cancelled by the delegate or their organisation within less than 2 weeks’ notice is subject to full payment. Cancellation with less than 3 weeks’ notice is subject to 50% payment. In the unlikely event that Centre for Mental Health needs to cancel a course, delegates will be offered a guaranteed place on the next available course or a full refund.

Completion of the form below indicates your acceptance of these terms.


For more information, please contact:

Zak Palmer
Centre for Mental Health
Tel: 020 7717 1558

Email: [email protected]

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