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Enhancing the quality of life and independence of persons disabled by severe mental illness through supported employment

Objective

The project will test an innovative intervention which aims to enhance the quality of life and independence of persons disabled by severe mental illness by directly placing and supporting them in competitive (as opposed to sheltered) employment. It will test a particular intervention, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), against standard rehabilitation and vocational services in six European states through a randomised controlled trial. The impact of returning to work on participants' quality of life, clinical well-being and social functioning will be tested, as will the cost implications of the intervention. Discovered interstate differences will be related to the employment and welfare legislation in each country.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

AZIENDA USL RIMINI
Italy
Address
Via Coriano 38
47900 Rimini
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE London
NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
Address
Tzar Simeon Street 13
1000 Sofia
UNIVERSITY OF ULM
Germany
Address
Ludwig-hellmeyer Strasse 2
89312 Guenzburg
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Lenggstrasse 31
8029 Zurich