Job support a key to mental health recovery
The ‘place and train’ approach of individual placement and support (IPS) has proved effective in keeping people with mental health conditions in work
The ‘place and train’ approach of individual placement and support (IPS) has proved effective in keeping people with mental health conditions in jobs
To be unemployed is bad for mental and physical health (Wadell and Burton 2006) . Work provides financial independence, structure and purpose, opportunities for socialising and developing new relationships, a sense of identity, self-worth and meaning in life.
People with mental health conditions often see the ability to return to work as a milestone in their recovery (Dunn et al 2008) . Yet for many who use mental health services, the choice and the opportunity to gain or retain employment have been lacking.
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