IPS training for employment specialists

Over the last decade, Centre for Mental Health has been at the heart of implementing high-quality IPS in the UK. We run a variety of training courses for employment specialists, clinical teams, vocational team leaders and vocational managers to help embed good practice and achieve better outcomes for people with mental health problems.

Our courses include:

  • Doing what works: Training for employment specialists: Trains employment specialists to use IPS principles to increase paid job outcomes for people with mental health conditions

  • Motivational Interviewing: Teaches practical techniques for helping people into employment through reducing internal barriers and negative attitudes, improving confidence and helping them to access their own resources

  • Engaging with employers: Develops employer networking skills and your 'employer engagement toolkit'

  • In-Field Employer Engagement & Job Development: De-mystifies concerns around employer engagement and develops Employment Specialists' confidence and ability
  • Understanding the changing UK benefits system: Determining relevant benefits and return to work incentives for service users, permitted work, and calculating eligibility (In-house only)

Training for team leaders and managers?

If you are considering or starting a new employment or IPS service, we can work with your senior team to introduce them to IPS, the IPS Fidelity Scale and implementing an IPS service. Find out more.

Several people to train?

We can run all our courses ‘in-house’ at your venue.

This is more cost-effective for larger groups with the added benefit that the courses can be tailored to your organisation's requirements.

You provide the venue and refreshments; we provide the trainers and materials.

We can also create bespoke courses to meet your organisation’s needs. For more information on all our training courses, please contact:

Zak Palmer

Email: courses@centreformentalhealth.org.uk


Last updated: 6th September, 2019