Resources
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IPS Program Literature Review

Report prepared by KPMG for the Department of Social Services. 

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Making IPS work

An evaluation of implementation and sustainability of IPS programs (Gilbert & Papworth, 2017). 

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Approaches to implementing individual placement and support in the health and welfare sectors

A review is to identify and map existing knowledge on the methods and approaches used to implement Individual Placement and Support at scale in the health and welfare sectors, as well as the frameworks and methodological approaches used in implementation studies, and to identify knowledge gaps that are important for further research (Moe, 2019). 

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An update on RCTs of evidence-based supported employment

A comprehensive literature review of 11 programs with high-fidelity IPS programs, based on comprehensive literature search for randomised controlled trials of IPS program by Bond, Drake and Becker (2008). Competitive employment outcomes: employment rates, days to first job, annualized weeks worked, and job tenure in longest job held during the follow-up period were examined.

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I want to work: Employment Services 2020 Report 

Report commissioned by the Government to recommend what a future employment services system should look like.

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Not in employment, education or training 

Mental health, substance use, and disengagement in multi-sectoral sample of service-seeking Canadian Youth

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Beyond evidence-based practice: Nine ideal features of a mental health intervention Examination of a set of ideal characteristics of a mental health practice, using the case example of one important practice currently widely disseminated within the public mental health system by Bond, Drake and Becker (2009). Click to download
Generalizability of the Individualised Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment outside the US Research report comparing the US and the non-US studies. We identified 15 randomized controlled trials of IPS programs, 9 in the US and 6 outside the US. We examined competitive employment outcomes, including employment rate, days to first job, weeks worked during follow-up, and hours worked Bond, Drake and Decker (2012).  Click to read
Enhancing community mental health services through formal partnerships with supported employment services
A paper about possibility of successful formal partnerships between community mental health service teams and supported employment providers, although they seem more challenging to implement than the direct employment method of delivering evidence-based supported employment (Waghorn et al., 2021). 
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Employment services as an early intervention for young people with mental illness. Examination of the the service characteristics and effectiveness of a segregated employment service assisting young clients with mental illness in New Zealand (Browne and Waghorn, 2010).  Click to access 
A feasibility cluster RCT of IPS for patients with offending histories  A feasibility study to look at possibility of conducting fully powered RCT of IPS Khalifa et al., 2020).  Click to download
KMPG Evaluation Report of IPS Trial The Final Evaluation Report and presents the findings against the evaluation question. It covers the Trial's activity from commencement to February 2019. Click to download
WAAMH's Submission WAAMH's submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Employment Issues Paper Click to read
Tell Them They're Dreaming  Work, Education and Young People with Mental Illness in Australia.  Click to read
IPS Supported Employment A practical guide for employment specialists and IPS Supervisors.  Click to purchase
Experiences with the implementation of IPS A qualitative study among stakeholders about their experiences with implementing IPS for people with severe mental illness. Open Access Research Article.  Click to download