The individual placement and support approach to vocational rehabilitation for young people with first episode psychosis in the UK
Rinaldi, Miles, Perkins, Rachel, McNeil, Karen, Hickman, Neil and Singh, Swaran P.. (2010) The individual placement and support approach to vocational rehabilitation for young people with first episode psychosis in the UK. Journal of Mental Health, Vol.19 (No.6). pp. 483-491. ISSN 0963-8237
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638230903531100
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing the Individual Placement and Support approach (supported employment) adapted to include supported education within an Early Intervention Team for young people with a first episode of psychosis in the UK.
Method: Demographic, clinical and vocational data were collected between November 2001 and July 2006 to evaluate the impact on service user vocational outcomes at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Individual vocational pathways are reported for the follow-up periods and fidelity to the implementation of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach.
Results: By 6 months, 69% of people were supported in open employment and mainstream education/training and this rose to 81% at 18 months. The open employment rate increased significantly from 13% at baseline to 48% at 18 months and this was maintained through to 24 months.
Conclusion: This study suggests that the IPS approach combined with supported education was effective at enabling a significant proportion of young people with a first episode of psychosis in a UK Early Intervention Service to gain/retain open employment and mainstream education.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Mental Health|
|Official Date:||December 2010|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 483-491|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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