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Feb

10

Wednesday

Individual Placement and Support to obtain and sustain employment for people with mental health problems

12.00am

Seminars

Public

12.30pm to 2.15pm. Seminar starts at 1pm.

Series: Centre for Disability and Social Inclusion

The Government recommends that commissioners of vocational services for people with severe mental health problems should implement evidence-based practice within vocational services, in particular, the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach. What are the distinctive features of IPS, what is the research evidence for its effectiveness, how is it currently being implemented in the UK, and what are the problems in implementing this approach?  Bob Grove’s presentation will cover these and other questions about IPS.

Bob Grove joined the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health in 2003 to lead the Employment Programme, which offers independent advice to government, providers and employers on policy and service development aimed at improving the employment prospects of people with mental health problems. From 2002-2006 he was seconded to the Department of Health to work on the Pathways to Work Pilots and for the last 5 years has convened the National Employment & Health Innovations Network.

More information about IPS can be found in Doing What Works at: http://www.scmh.org.uk/publications/publications_list.aspx?SortID=e

Bob’s publications include:
Seymour, L. and Grove, B. (2005) Workplace interventions for people with common mental health problems: evidence review and recommendations, London: BOHRF
Grove, B., Secker, J. and Seebohm, P. (eds.) (2005) New thinking about mental health and employment (2005) Oxford: Radcliffe
Seebohm, P and Grove, B. (2006) Leading by example – making the NHS an exemplar employer of people with mental health problems, London: SCMH

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12.00am - 12.00amWednesday 10th February 2010