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.

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Can an employment support model be adapted to help people with mental health problems leaving prison?
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The critical success factors for providing employment support
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Using Individual Placement and Support to help people with mental health difficulties to find and keep work
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The basic principles behind the most effective method of employment support
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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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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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More people with drug or alcohol addiction can be helped into employment with the right support, according to our research.
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IPS is a tried and tested approach to help people with mental health problems into employment. We are currently testing whether it can meet the specific needs of offenders.
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Many people who require some support to get into work, especially those with mental health problems, the right to employment support is not being offered and numerous barriers remain.
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The results of our test of using regional trainers to speed up the development and efficacy of IPS within local services.
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