IPS & Employment

The majority of people with mental health problems want to work, but often the support they need is not available. We're finding ways to fix this through expanding the use of what we know works across the country.

The most successful method of supporting people with mental health difficulties into work is Individual Placement and Support (IPS). IPS finds people a job quickly and then provides time-unlimited support to keep the job and manage their mental health.

You can also learn more about our Centres of Excellence; access tools for online job-seeking or support to return to employment.

IPS Training Courses

Our IPS training will help you set up and run a successful service

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What is IPS?

The basic principles behind the most effective method of employment support

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IPS resources

We've brought together materials from our IPS Centres of Excellence to provide a set of free resources to help services develop IPS supported employment

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IPS Centres of Excellence

We have recognised a number of IPS services across England as Centres of Excellence in supporting people who use mental health services into employment.

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IPS Centres of Excellence FAQs

Your questions answered on what it means to be a Centre of Excellence

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Supporting implementation

We can support your organisation to develop effective employment services

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Stories of Success

Our success stories of expanding the reach and quality of IPS in the UK

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Ensuring Fidelity

Follow the principles of IPS to deliver a high-quality service

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IPS in IAPT services

IPS within psychological therapy for anxiety and depression

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IPS in addiction services

Trialling IPS in action

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