We are delighted to be in partnership with the HSE Adult Mental Health Services in County Kildare to deliver a new exciting service called Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

The aim of this initiative is to support people using the mental health services to get and maintain paid, mainstream employment. We do this by working in partnership with the person, the employer, the Community Mental Health Team and the Local Employment Services.

This work is part of the partnerships broader aims in working with local stakeholders to develop and deliver a range of supports and programmes that help create sustainable and vibrant communities, where individuals who experience unemployment, poverty and social exclusion can have access to new opportunities and a brighter future in employment.

What is IPS? 

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidenced-based employment approach based on over 20 years of research, it is considered as the most effective approach to supporting people with mental health conditions, to find and maintain the right employment of their choosing. IPS has a unique approach by integrating the Employment Specialists (ES) into the community mental health teams. IPS uses a personalised and strength-based method and has a focus on building relationships with client and employers.


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Contact David Doran – Employment Specialist – david@countykildarelp.ie

Mobile : 086 0651635