Based on over 20 years of research, the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment model is internationally recognised as the leading way to support individuals with mental health challenges to gain and keep paid employment. 

Since 2019, we have supported residents of Enfield with mental health who are seeking support to find employment. Our dedicated team of specialists engages with employers on the client’s behalf to find suitable work opportunities support with CV writing and interview preparation.  

Beyond supporting clients, our service also offers mental health awareness sessions for organisations, in-work advocacy, and more. 


Enfield IPS FAQs

IPS is an evidence based method of supporting people with mental health into competitive employment. IPS is client led, so we only support people into roles that they actually want to do, and we work quickly, aiming to have first contact with an employer within 30 days of registering the client for our service.

  • Are there any requirements to access the Enfield Service? 
    Clients must be a resident of Enfield, who is attached to an adult secondary mental health service, and who want support to secure paid employment. You can now also be referred by your GP or support worker if you have a mental health diagnosis.  
  • What does IPS Mean?
    IPS stands for Individual Placement Support. IPS is an employment support model based on evidence of what works to support individuals with mental health to find and retain employment. For more information on IPS please visit https://ipsgrow.org.uk/about/what-is-ips/ 
  • How can clients be referred to the Enfield service? 
    Clients can be referred by their clinician or self-refer through our website or by emailing [email protected] 
  • How long do clients have to wait after referring for someone to be in touch?  
    If you have sent a referral with all details included, it will be assigned to the most relevant Employment Specialist and the client will normally be contacted within 48 hours. Registration appointments are then normally booked in within a fortnight, excluding any exceptional circumstances. 
  • I have engaged with Working Well Trust before, can I access the service again? 
    If you still meet the eligibility criteria outlined in FAQ 1 you will likely still be able to access the service. If you are unsure, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] 

Our impact

The number of clients that gained vocational outcomes… 0


  • “I would say that you have been very supportive to our clients and they could see the light at the end of the tunnel working with yourself, your skills and empathy has been great for our clients and they find it easy to connect with your service.”
    Mahmoud Jum’ah, Health & Wellbeing Practitioner For MIND
  • “I think the service is a very good one. Having them in-house it makes it a lot easier for patients to meet with them and for us to support. It’s easier for the patients to trust and work with them which is a very good thing and the staff are fantastic, very personable and very good team players” –
    , Team lead for Early Intervention Service, BEH Trust
  • “Your ES’s are both amazing and have made life so easy for us for supporting our client into work, really helpful, great to have this service integrated into our team”
    , Social Worker in South Locality, BEH Trust
  • “Service users in therapy leave your sessions feeling more confident and often reminded of their skills and abilities that hadn’t been at the forefront of their minds. This empowering approach is so valuable (especially so when conversations are often focused on problems) and really helps with therapy when goals are around feeling more confident and returning to work/activity. Thanks very much.”
    THPTS Clinician, THPTS Clinician
  • “I’m meeting all different types of people and learning something that I still enjoy even though it’s not in my interest and field but I’m learning other things. Access has been very positive for me based on my enquiries helping me find my part time jobs. I’m feeling confident in a positive way.”
    Access Client, Access Client
  • “I was struggling with my mental health and learn something new. It has helped me in many ways – more confident to ask for help when it is needed, communicate with other peers and enjoying sewing. The staff are brilliant, very caring, helpful and encouraging. Each day is difficult to get out of the house and stressful for me but when I attend Sew and Support course it helps me to relax”
    Sew & Support Client, Sew & Support Client
  • “I have seen a difference within myself and am not afraid to attend events/workshop or meet new people by myself. This helped me to open up as a person and able to articulate what I would like to do,”
    Business & Enterprise Client, Business & Enterprise Client
  • “Working with  WWT Business & Enterprise has been an amazing and helpful experience for me.  Due to my ongoing mental health struggles I was feeling very overwhelmed and anxious about starting my business, but communicating with Faisal from the get go really helped me clear my head and get a better understanding of what I need to do in order to be successful. 
    WWT Business & Enterprise Client, WWT Business & Enterprise Client
  • “I really am grateful for having Working Well Trust put their time and effort in supporting me on my employment journey. Not only did they help me to believe and have faith in myself, but they have guided me in a way where I don’t have to feel as if I am pressured to rush things. Where I can take on challenges at my own pace and still achieve my goals.”
    Tower Hamlets IPS Client, Tower Hamlets IPS Client
  • “I finally feel as though the work has paid of and the support received has been incredible, I am hoping to continue in building my confidence’
    Enfield IPS Client, Enfield IPS Client