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IPS employment support globally


April 16, 2020

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) recently published a resource on IPS employment support globally.

Research consistently shows that up to 90% of people in contact with specialist mental health and addiction services have an interest in employment now or in the future (Morgan et al., 2016; Peterson et al., 2017; Westcott et al., 2015). The way government policy and funding is structured impacts on our ability to respond to these employment aspirations – and mental health and addiction leaders have a crucial role.

It is important that leaders:

  • understand Individual Placement and Support (IPS) evidence-based practices
  • identify the country-specific systemic enablers and barriers to implementing IPS employment support.

The first part of this resource provides an overview of the International IPS Learning Community and is followed by articles from the USA, Canada, the UK, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

Each article provides an insight into the history and status of IPS in the country including how it is implemented, funded, delivered and evaluated. Barriers or challenges to implementation, findings of evaluations and future plans for delivery are also outlined.

At only 14 pages, this special update is an easy read with a wealth of valuable information.

Follow the link to download this resource.

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