Employment in Mind : Centre for Mental Health Report

Ex-Service personnel with a serious mental health condition are nearly three times more likely to find and stay in work if they are supported through Individual Placement and Support (IPS), according to this new report. The Centre for Mental Health undertook this research at The Poppy Factory on behalf of the Forces In Mind Trust . The report draws its findings from a combination of the available literature on supported employment, The Poppy Factory’s employability service outcome data and interviews with The Poppy Factory clients, staff, and the employers that they work with. It concluded that IPS is more effective than the other main approach of getting people into work: the ‘train then place’ model, which involves training, development and sheltered work before placing the person in paid employment. IPS, in contrast, gets people into competitive employment first with training and support provided ‘on the job’. Press release