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Learn about IPS Employment Support

He aha te Kaupapa o IPS

How the Approach Works

Being in a job you enjoy can improve your health and wellbeing

Individual placement and support (IPS) is an employment support approach that was originally developed for people experiencing mental illness and has since been tested in the fields of addictions, corrections, military and some long-term physical injuries.

IPS employment support offers intensive, individually-tailored support to help people find a job of their choosing, and ongoing support for the employer and employee to help ensure the person keeps their job.

More than 20 randomised controlled trials and 30 years of evidence have shown that IPS is more than twice as effective as other forms of employment assistance, for people with mental health conditions.

Ngā pou pono

The IPS approach is based on eight practice principles – ngā pou pono. Read more here.

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