Find out how Oxfordshire is helping service users back into work

It has been proven that employment is beneficial to mental health service users. Yet rates remain low, even despite the existence of schemes to help them.

Job centre queue

Employment among mental health service users is low

As HSJ discussed this week, this has a number of causes, such as reliance on a clinician’s “gut feeling”. This means interventions to help service users find work should be targeted in a standardised way.

On Wednesday 7 May at 1pm, Oxford Health Foundation Trust consultant psychiatrist Andrew Molodynski and colleagues will be online to discuss how services in Oxfordshire are using a “light” version of an intensive (and therefore expensive) individual placement and support model to help service users.

Taking part

  • Andrew Molodynski, consultant psychiatrist, Oxford Health Foundation Trust
  • Jeremy Rowland, consultant psychiatrist, Southern Health Foundation Trust
  • Alexandra Forrest, research assistant, department of psychiatry, Oxford University
  • Where: In the comments below this article
  • When: 1pm, 7 May 2013

HSJ readers are invited to quiz Dr Molodynski on the evidence for the Oxfordshire programme, costs, service user responses and the practicalities of setting it up and running it.

To take part simply leave a question in the comments below. You will need to be a registered user of to post a comment, sign up for free here.