IPS Works

IPS Works is an innovative employment support programme, that since 2017, has supported over 1000 individuals with mental health problems find and sustain mainstream employment. If you are aged 19 and above, unemployed and struggling with mental health issues this programme is for you. 

IPSWorks is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and European Social Fund. Services operate in seven London Boroughs.   

  • Barnet
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow

IPS Works delivers integrated employment support combined with talking therapies to help residents of London find sustainable work in their chosen field of occupation. Based on the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model of mental health recovery, IPS Works is evidence-based and achieves positive results. 

A unique feature of IPS Works is its Steps into Work pre-employment preparation programme helping economically inactive clients prepare for work, and our Skills and Education programme, which supports clients on sector-based training courses to increase employability. 

This service is delivered thanks to funding from the Building Better Opportunities Fund programme by European Social Fund (ESF) & the National Lottery Community Fund.

Service statistics
100% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: IPS Works – Eligibility Criteria In order to be eligible for the programme, the client: -  People with common mental health conditions such as; Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, PTSD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders  Must to be motivated to find employment or start their journey to finding employment via one of the 3 pathways - Employment, Skills & Education, Independent Job Searching  Clients of age 19 and over  Unemployed or Economically Inactive (not in receipt of work related benefits)  Cannot be in any form of employment  Right to Live and Work in UK The primary source of referrals are from the Job Centres and NHS IAPT talking therapies, however self-referral and referrals from community based groups are allowed.
Additional needs catered for:
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Key words - separate with a comma: Employment, Mental health support