Miles Rinaldi

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Despite considerable growth in treatments, interventions, services and research of young people with a first episode of psychosis, little attention has been given to the priorities of these young people, in particular, gaining employment. A literature review was undertaken with the aim of investigating: 1) whether young people with a first episode of(More)
Vocational rehabilitation for people with severe mental health problems is poorly developed in the UK. Although there is a clear evidence base indicating the effectiveness of approaches to helping people with severe mental health problems gain and retain employment there is generally a lack of awareness of this evidence. As a result there has been a lack of(More)
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the individual placement and support (IPS) approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health conditions, there is very limited evidence of implementation in the UK. Both government policy and national clinical guidelines have set out a need for the availability of this effective(More)
In the context of UK policy to promote employment for people with disability as a means to greater social inclusion, this study investigated how people with severe mental health problems fare in existing supported employment agencies. The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with successful placement in work and to test the impact of working(More)
BACKGROUND Currently there is no evidence on the effectiveness of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in Sweden. AIMS To determine the effectiveness of IPS on vocational outcomes among people with severe mental illness (SMI) in a Swedish context. A secondary aim was to evaluate a community integration effect. METHODS A randomized controlled trial(More)
BACKGROUND The onset of schizophrenia is associated with a pronounced decline in employment and educational attainment. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing the Individual Placement and Support approach (supported employment) adapted to include supported education within an Early Intervention Team for young people with a(More)
A wide variety of peer worker roles is being introduced into mental health services internationally. Empirical insight into whether conditions supporting role introduction are common across organisational contexts is lacking. A qualitative, comparative case study compared the introduction of peer workers employed in the statutory sector, voluntary sector(More)
BACKGROUND Individual placement and support (IPS) is effective in helping patients return to work but is poorly implemented because of clinical ambivalence and fears of relapse. AIMS To assess whether a motivational intervention (motivational interviewing) directed at clinical staff to address ambivalence about employment improved patients' occupational(More)
People with severe mental health problems have low rates of open employment. Despite good evidence for the effectiveness of Individual Placement and Support (IPS), these schemes are not widely implemented. Their implementation is hampered by clinician and societal attitudes and the effect of organisational context on implementing IPS schemes with sufficient(More)
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