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Funding to improve job prospects for people with severe mental illness

NHS England has committed to doubling access to individual placement and support (IPS) services nationally by 2020/21, enabling approximately 20,000 people who experience a severe mental illness to find and retain employment.

Rates of employment are lower for people with mental health problems than for any other group of health conditions. IPS is an evidence-based approach to providing employment support for people experiencing severe mental health problems, shown to be twice as effective as vocational rehabilitation and associated with reduced use of other services including inpatient admissions. More....