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We offer a tailored employment support service to guide individuals with mental health problems into work or further education and training.

If you live in North or West region of Greater London we can help you. 

IPS Works 

IPS Works is the innovative employment programme, that since 2017, has helped over 1000 individuals with mental health problems find and sustain mainstream employment.

IPSWorks is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and European Social Fund. Services operate in seven London Boroughs.   

  • Barnet
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham 
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow

IPS Works delivers integrated employment support combined with talking therapies to help residents of London find sustainable work in their chosen field of occupation. Based on the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model of mental health recovery, IPS Works is evidence-based and achieves positive results. 

This service is delivered thanks to funding from the Building Better Opportunities Fund programme by European Social Fund (ESF) & the National Lottery Community Fund.

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Trailblazer across North West London (ending Dec 31st)

The IPS Trailblazer programme is delivering employment outcomes for people with mental health needs such as anxiety or depression, to find stable work as part of their recovery.

The IPS Trailblazer service is available in the following boroughs:

  • Barnet
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Ealing 
  • Hammersmith & Fulham 

Trailblazer is one of four pilots across England testing how well an Individual Placement Support (IPS) works for people with anxiety and depression. IPS has a good evidence showing its effectiveness in helping people with severe and enduring mental health problems, the trailblazer programme is looking to extend this.

The trailblazer programme is being delivered partnership with Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) and the Centre for Mental Health, an IPS Centre of Excellence, and led by the West London Alliance. It is a programme largely funded via the Department for Communities and Local Government, the European Social Fund and Jobcentre Plus and will be part of a national evaluation.

Barnet & Haringey IPS

Twining’s Barnet & Haringey IPS Employment Support is a specialist service designed to help individuals with more complex mental health problems find work.

If you live in Barnet or Haringey, are unemployed and currently receiving support from a secondary care mental health team, including the Early Intervention in Psychosis or Recovery & Enablement Track teams we can help you.

Using the IPS framework of mental health recovery, our Employment Specialist will meet with you regularly to identify barriers, create goals and work towards achieving them.

Once you are in work, we continue to support you for as long as you need us.

Harrow IPS

Twining’s Employment & Mental Health Service provides support to people who are experiencing mental health problems and are unemployed, off sick from work or are at risk of losing their job.

The service supports individuals to find their purpose, overcome obstacles, take action to move forward with their goals and thrive in their lives through healthy and meaningful employment and engagement with others and their community. It achieves this through 1-2-1 and group interventions, individually tailored support and coaching and mentoring. The support includes:

  • Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) on work and learning opportunities
  • Careers guidance and motivational coaching
  • Education guidance and access to opportunities
  • CV development and interview preparation
  • Assistance in finding work opportunities and gaining employment
  • Strategy in declaring mental health status to employers
  • Access to a range of community support and welfare benefits advice
  • Planning return to work from sick leave
  • Liaison with employers to facilitate supported return to work
  • Assistance with grievances, disciplinary situations

Hounslow IAPT Employment & Mental Health Service

Twining’s Hounslow Employment & Mental Health Service also provides support to people who are experiencing mental health problems, unemployed, off sick from work or are at risk of losing their job.

The service supports individuals to find their purpose, overcome obstacles,  take action to move forward with their goals and thrive in their lives through healthy and meaningful employment and engagement with others and their community. It achieves this through 1-2-1 and group interventions, individually tailored support and coaching and mentoring. The support includes:

  • Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) on work and learning opportunities
  • Careers guidance and motivational coaching
  • Education guidance and access to opportunities
  • CV development and interview preparation
  • Assistance in finding work opportunities and gaining employment
  • Strategy in declaring mental health status to employers
  • Access to a range of community support and welfare benefits advice
  • Planning return to work from sick leave
  • Liaison with employers to facilitate supported return to work
  • Assistance with grievances, disciplinary situations