IPS Supported Employment

We are delighted to have completed the  training and initial  planning stages for a new collaborative project with three other EmployAbility companies and HSE Departments  in Mayo, Cavan / Monaghan and West Cork and which will be funded by Genio and Department of Social Protection.   The project is the idea of Shari McDaid at  Mental Health Reform who applied for the initial funding and put together this two year project plan.

Together we will be working on an   Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment which is specifically designed for people who are managing a mental health difficulty and are not job ready. We were delighted to be able to receive training from Miles Renaldi who is the Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion, at South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.  Miles is  one of the worlds most renowned experts in the field of IPS and has worked throughout Europe and the US to support local IPS implementation plans.

The above picture shows L to R:  Miriam (HSE) Charlene (EAG), Shari and LIsa (Mental Health Reform), and Miles (NHS) in Athlone 29 June 2015 for the final phase of planning at stage one of the project