IPS supported education research findings

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New research shows promising results for an IPS-based supported education project based at headspace Bondi Junction. This study reports on the first year of delivery to understand project uptake and COVID-19 disruptions.

IPS education specialists support young people aged 15-25 years with their education goals by providing career development support and helping students access available student supports, develop work management skills and communicate with education providers.

From October 2019 to October 2020, 47.5% of young people who engaged with the IPS education specialist reported successful outcomes including re-engagement with school, linking to educational supports, and new education placement. This study suggests that engagement and maintenance of secondary education is a central goal in youth mental health services and can be successfully supported within an IPS-based educational recovery framework.

This project is funded by the James N Kirby Foundation, the Mantana Foundation for Young People, and the NSW Ministry of Health.

You can read the full open access journal article here.

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