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.

Returning to work after a bout of mental illness can be extremely daunting; but you don't have to 'go it alone'.
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Reoffending costs the economy somewhere in the region of £11 billion. But less than a quarter of prisoners leave prison into some form of employment. Evidence shows that additional support is more likely to help ex-prisoners.
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Like any MP, I’ve had my share of constituents coming to see me about problems with their work capability assessment (WCA) for employment and support allowance (ESA).
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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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Use the IPS Fidelity Scale to self-assess your service
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