We can support your organisation to develop effective employment support services by translating the evidence for IPS into practice on the ground and promoting the IPS approach. We enhance the capacity of local providers to deliver high-fidelity services by increasing the knowledge and skills of local employment teams.

The Centre supported the Trust with the establishment of our IPS work across Berkshire…we ran everything in partnership and this worked exceedingly well. The Centre started us on the right path, supplied staff, support and supervision to get a gold standard service up and running which the Trust has now continued…we would never be where we are today without the Centre’s support and skill.

Alison Durrands, (Interim Locality Director, Mental Health In-Patients) Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Over the last decade, Centre for Mental Health has been at the heart of IPS implementation of high fidelity services in the UK. We have provided IPS consultancy and coordinated implementation of new services, as well as providing IPS consultancy and supporting implementation of new services. We have also published several briefings on IPS.

We’ve also established IPS training courses and worked with partners to organise complementary training in motivational interviewing and employer engagement, and published IPS briefings sharing best practice.

The Centre provided two regional trainers to Wiltshire to implement an Individual Placement Support service. The Centre’s input into the IPS service has been invaluable. Both individuals in the regional trainer posts worked to a very high standard and brought a great deal of experience and expertise to the implementation of IPS in Wiltshire.

Joe Bowerbank, (Joint Commissioner, Mental Health) Wiltshire Council

We work with a variety of partners including NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, local authorities, and national statutory bodies to ensure that the principles of IPS in employment support services are encouraged and implemented successfully. Find out more about our current and previous work.

We offer a range of IPS consultancy for commissioners to support the implementation of IPS from the very start of a project:

  • We facilitate the development of IPS commissioning specifications and help design the selection process for bidders (from £150 + VAT per hour)
  • We support providers to produce high-quality bids for IPS services (from £150 + VAT per hour)
  • We deliver training for IPS staff (from £195 per day)
  • We run workshops and provide mentoring for IPS teams to help them achieve high fidelity practice (£2,950 + VAT for four half-day workshops)
  • We provide one-year full-time support to set up and establish an effective IPS service (£75,000 + VAT)

If you are developing IPS provision in your areas and would like to talk to us about how we can help your organisation, please contact Jan Hutchinson at jan.hutchinson@centreformentalhealth.org.uk


Last updated 05/09/2019