The Opportunity to change minds.
the power to change lives.
What is Individual Placement and Support? (IPS)
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence based approach with a proven track record of supporting people with serious mental health difficulties to find the employment of their choosing.
70-90% of people with mental health issues would like to work, but only 37% are in paid employment. For people with severe mental illness, it’s just 8%.
Employment should be part of getting better, not a result of getting better. Start your career in IPS today, and join us in opening doors for individuals with mental health challenges and changing lives.
Change Minds. Change Lives.
Join our national Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service and you too, can have a life changing impact in your community.
Based on over 20 years of research, the Individual Placement & Support (IPS) employment model is internationally recognised as the most effective way to support people with mental health conditions, to gain and keep paid employment.
Getting into employment can be a vital part of a recovery journey and the IPS model is where an Employment Specialist (ES) works in a mental health team alongside e.g. psychiatric nurses, social workers and psychologists to help individuals get into work. The ES uses their contacts, initiative and skills to find employment opportunities, some of which are not advertised, and communicates with their colleagues to ensure clients can obtain and retain work effectively, whilst staying in good health.
Having the Employment Specialist in the clinical team doesn't just give IPS clients a sense of hope, it gives clinical teams a sense of hope!
Community Mental Health Team