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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Mental health problems cost employers nearly £35 billion each year. That's about £1,300 per employee.
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This briefing outlines the evidence base for Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and provides information on how to 'do what works'.
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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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