This month, we focussed on a unique employment program for people with mental health issues: the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program.
Having a job contributes to mental health recovery and resilience. It can mean financial independence, sense of purpose, and being a part of society.
IPS supports people with mental illness to gain and maintain employment. In many countries across the world, evidence shows IPS is far more effective than traditional methods
Ellie Heard (Social Worker, Eastern Community Mental Health Centre) and Tim Wiseman (Regional IPS Coordinator, Community Bridging Services Inc.) spoke about their current IPS programs, being delivered at Eastern and Western Community Mental Health centres.
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