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We offer a tailored employment support service to help individuals with mental health problems find work, further education or training. If you live in Greater London get in touch today. 

IPS Works 

IPS Works is the innovative employment support programme, that since 2017, has supported over 1000 individuals with mental health problems find and sustain mainstream employment. If you are aged 19 and above, unemployed and struggling with mental health issues this programme is for you. 


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. 

A unique feature of IPS Works is its Steps into Work pre-employment preparation programme helping economically inactive clients prepare for work, and our Skills and Education programme, which supports clients on sector-based training courses to increase employability. 

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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Barnet & Haringey IPS

Twining’s Barnet & Haringey IPS Employment Support Service is a specialist programme designed to help individuals with more severe and lasting mental health problems find and sustain work. If you are under an NHS secondary care team, and would like to be supported into work please contact us. 

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. We have an excellent track record in helping clients with complex needs find work, and our employment specialists are always standing by to help. 

Harrow IAPT Employment and Mental Health Service. 

Twining’s Harrow IAPT Employment & Mental Health Service provides support to people who are experiencing mental health problems and are unemployed, off sick, 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 which includes active engagement with others in the community. It achieves this through 1-2-1 and group interventions, individually tailored support including:

  • 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 alongside active engagement with others in 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

If you live in any of the following eight boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow, have mental problems and unemployed or struggling in work, please contact us today