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.

Our IPS training will help you set up and run a successful service
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The basic principles behind the most effective method of employment support
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Follow the principles of IPS to deliver a high-quality service
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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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Ian MacArthur shares how the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is promoting the importance of 'good work' and supporting employees and employers in the workplace
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Jan reflects on why IPS is needed more than ever in a time of rising unemployment
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Your questions answered on what it means to be a Centre of Excellence
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Richard reflects on a typical day supporting people with mental health difficulties to find 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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