Read about the latest news in evidence-based employment support.
Employment support is seen as one of the greatest unmet needs within mental health and addiction services.
While access to IPS employment support in New Zealand is increasing, nearly half of current health regions still have no access to IPS. It is concerning that many people are missing out on evidence-based mental health and addiction employment support services .
Integrated employment support in mental health and addiction services is growing but equity of access is the transformational shift that is needed.
The National Health Service (NHS) in England has committed to a massive scale-up of employment support programmes for people accessing mental health services.
Paul Anders and Dr Rob Robertson from the individual placement and support (IPS) employment support research trial in England’s alcohol and drug services shared their experiences at our Work Counts webinar.
As we transform Aotearoa’s mental health and addiction system, we need to honour people’s employment aspirations. Integrating employment support in mental health and addiction services is key.
Platform | Atamira and the Mental Health Foundation have released their briefings to the incoming Parliament and called for action to increase access to integrated employment support in New Zealand.