Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supports individuals with mental illness to obtain and maintain competitive employment. Employment has been proven to improve quality of life for people recovering from severe mental illness, provides structure and purposeful activity while enhancing self-esteem and social belonging – all significant contributors to recovery. IPS is a recovery-oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation evidence-based best practice. Employment placement rates for clients of high performing IPS programs are more than double those of other supported employment programs for people with serious mental illness. CMHA VF regularly achieves or exceeds the employment placement rates outlined in the literature.
For more information, please call 604-872-4902, or contact Senior Vocational Counselor Ric De Villa: 778-960-2181.