IN 2020, 2000 PEOPLE

...have been supported by Pentreath towards their vocational goals.

IN 2020, 166 PEOPLE

...have built their confidence and found employment and been successful in getting a job with Pentreath's help.

IN 2020, 286 PEOPLE

...have found the confidence and believed in themselves and started or returned to education and training.


...would recommend Pentreath to their family and friends.



IPS Employment Specialists

Employment Specialists – Pentreath have Employment Specialists and Peer Mentors embedded within Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust mental health teams. Anyone who is on their caseloads can access this support, if they would like to work. Please speak to your CPN or support worker if you would like support with employment.

Individual placement and support (IPS) is an intensive and supportive approach that can help you gain paid employment.

You can use the IPS service if you are on the caseload of the Community mental health team, the early intervention in psychosis service or the Forensic service, if you are unemployed and you want to gain work or are in work and finding it difficult to manage due to your mental health.

What are the benefits of working?

  • Work can offer structure, meaning and purpose to life.
  • It can help build your confidence and self esteem
  • It can increase your social contacts
  • It can improve your income

What can you expect from the IPS service?

You can ask your mental health worker to refer you to the Employment Specialist who will meet with you to discuss your ambitions and your preference for work.

Following discussion the employment specialist will meet with you to support you to:

  • Identify your skills and preferences for employment
  • Write an up to date CV
  • Look for job opportunities based on your preferences
  • Develop an action plan
  • Get advice regarding your benefits
  • Engage with Employers

You will have regular review meetings with your Employment Specialist who will offer you positive support and help you to identify and remove barriers to work.

What happens when you get work?

When in work the Employment specialist will continue to support both yourself and your employer (with your permission) to ensure you get the best experience.

We aim to provide an accessible service with appointments being arranged to suit your needs.

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If you feel that you need to talk to someone urgently then please call the 24/7 Cornwall mental health helpline on 0800 0385 300.  You can call for free, any time of day or night, if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health.  The team behind the 24/7 telephone service will listen to you and determine how best to help. Alternatively, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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