What is IPS Works?
IPS WORKS specialises in assisting community organisations and services to implement evidence-based supported employment following the internationally acclaimed Individual Placement and Support model.
We are a dedicated unit within the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, a peak body for community mental health with 50 years' experience in sector development, advocacy and training.
IPS WORKS uses a tailored approach, providing unique solutions to meet the needs of your organisation and staff to develop, deliver and evaluate a successful IPS program.
We recognise that paid employment is a basic human need and endorse the Individual Placement and Support model as person-centred, fostering hope and promoting social inclusion.
At IPS WORKS we understand that employment can reduce the negative impacts of living with a mental health condition by increasing self-worth, alleviating symptoms, and increasing satisfaction and well-being.
Where the IPS program has been implemented and successfully managed, employment outcomes for people with a lived experience of mental illness have been as high as 54 percent compared to traditional employment methods of just 24 per cent.