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. To download this resource in full, click the button below:

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IPS Employment Support Community of Practice

Work Counts is proud to host the IPS Employment Support Community of Practice.

This group provides an opportunity for IPS practitioners, champions, clinicians, academics and others to connect in relation to Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

  • learn best practice
  • share knowledge and expertise
  • connect with others in the IPS community

Membership is free. 

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