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Supporting Individuals with Health Conditions Into Work: The Role of the Clinical Team

Social Finance via FutureLearn


Help people with health conditions gain employment

Employment rates for individuals accessing health services are unacceptably low. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an employment support approach that helps people experiencing mental and physical health issues get into work fast, taking into account their goals and preferences.

This two-week course from Social Finance will help you understand more about IPS, why work is important, and how it links to the recovery agenda. You’ll also learn more about your role in encouraging patients to think about work from point of referral and keep asking.

Explore the role of clinicians in IPS

IPS is recognised as the most effective way to help people with health or addiction problems gain and keep paid employment, which is why it is linked to NHS England’s Long Term Plan.

You’ll look at the evidence supporting IPS and the role clinicians play. An integrated approach is crucial, so you’ll delve into common challenges and barriers that stop referrals, with the aim to help you prevent roadblocks to the process.

Discover practical approaches to support clients

This course will guide you through working with Employment Specialists to help clients secure and sustain employment. You’ll learn practical ways to support clients at work, which will help them towards continued employment and recovery.

Learn with experts from Social Finance, commissioned by NHS England

Social Finance has been supporting the national expansion of IPS for the past two and a half years, having been commissioned by NHS England.

Following the very successful first course, Supporting People with Health Conditions into Work: IPS, Social Finance have developed this course tailored for clinicians.

This course is designed for Clinical Team members working with individuals with health conditions.


  • An Introduction to Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for practitioners
    • Welcome
    • How is work linked to the recovery agenda?
    • The Evidence Base
    • IPS in the NHS Long-Term Plan
  • The Role of Clinical Team Professionals/Key Workers in IPS
    • Let's talk about work
    • Common barriers that stop referrals

Taught by

Lynne Miller


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