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Hillborg, H., Lövgren, V., Bejerholm, U. & Rosenberg, D. (2024). Supporting education with IPS: advancing a career-oriented model for integrating work and study support for young adults in Sweden. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 47(1), 37-45
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2024 (English)In: Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, ISSN 1095-158X, E-ISSN 1559-3126, Vol. 47, no 1, p. 37-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Supported education (SEd) provides individualized support to people with mental health problems to achieve their educational goals. Individual placement and support (IPS) has emerged as a model through which SEd may be efficiently delivered. However, the components and characteristics of educational support for these employment-focused services have not been fully explored. Building on earlier studies, we constructed a preliminary model of SEd components that integrated with the IPS model. The SEd model included the eight original principles of IPS, developed to reflect the SEd component, and two new principles were suggested. The aim of the study is to investigate these adapted principles by exploring the feasibility of applying them within established IPS programs providing both employment and educational services.

Methods: An organizational learning approach was taken, involving five IPS programs providing both employment and educational services to young adults with mental health problems. Data were collected through focus groups, interviews, and workshops with 19 IPS specialists.

Results: The results suggest that while the IPS principles provide a feasible and relevant structure for the development and provision of integrated services, adaptations that reflect the educational context were considered valuable when supporting young adults in pursuing their career-related goals. Conclusions and

Implications for Practice: The respondents confirmed that the SEd principles and the focus on support in educational contexts helped them to further develop their knowledge and strategies. While challenging, integrating SEd in IPS models shows good potential for supporting young adults as they struggle to reach longer term career-oriented goals. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2024
Keywords
supported education, individual placement and support, supported employment, mental health problems
National Category
Social Work Psychiatry
Research subject
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-221829 (URN)10.1037/prj0000597 (DOI)001181872300004 ()38436660 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85189469060 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2024-03-06 Created: 2024-03-06 Last updated: 2024-04-15Bibliographically approved
Liljeholm, U., Hillborg, H., Argentzell, E., Lövgren, V., Rosenberg, D. & Bejerholm, U. (2023). The process of supporting careers for young adults with mental health problems: case study of a supported education program. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, ISSN 2198-9834, E-ISSN 2198-963XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Mental health problems often appear at a young age. As the labour market places higher demands for education and competence, mental health services are focusing on young adults’ support needs for school and career opportunities. This study is a single case of an integrated supported education and employment unit in Sweden over an 18-month period. Multiple data sources illustrate the process of supporting careers and transition to school and work for young service users. This is a promising example of how careers can be supported through a flexible service that provides support for successful individual education and work trajectories among the youth. The service allowed for evolution of an identity process towards recovery through student and work roles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Publishing Company, 2023
Keywords
Career advancement, Implementation, Person-centred, Recovery-oriented, Rehabilitation
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204077 (URN)10.1007/s40737-023-00330-x (DOI)2-s2.0-85146250364 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-27 Created: 2023-01-27 Last updated: 2023-01-27
Liljeholm, U., Argentzell, E., Hillborg, H., Lövgren, V., Rosenberg, D. & Bejerholm, U. (2022). The Journey to My Student Identity: A Grounded Theory Study on Supported Education for Young Adults with Mental Health Problems. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 203-219
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, ISSN 2198-9834, E-ISSN 2198-963X, p. 203-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Support for developing a work identity has been shown to be essential for the recovery process of young adults with mental health problems. Since research shows that the development of a student role during the educational years for these young adults may be interrupted, this time period may be relevant to explore in order to support career development and the critical transition to adulthood for this target group. To explore young adults’ experiences of participating in supported education that is integrated with vocational and mental health services, reflecting the process of developing a student identity while struggling with mental health problems. A grounded theory design was used. The material consists of 17 individual interviews with young adults aged 18–29 years who were receiving supported education. Young adults who study while having mental health problems encountered structural barriers and challenged engagement in education that created a gap between the students and the regular education system. Access to supported education was reported to decrease this gap and formed a bridge that to facilitate educational achievements. The achievements were related to several personal benefits that were important for the experience of meaning and identity development in the future. Supported education can contribute to enabling the development of student identity for young adults with mental health problems. This involves an engagement process and positive identity formation that may reduce stigma and is therefore important for the personal recovery process and career advancement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Community integration, Education, Mental health recovery, Psychiatric rehabilitation, Vocational support
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-190818 (URN)10.1007/s40737-021-00253-5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85121035319 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-12-29 Created: 2021-12-29 Last updated: 2022-10-12Bibliographically approved
Hillborg, H., Bergmark, M. & Bejerholm, U. (2021). Implementation of individual placement and support in a first‐episode psychosis unit: A new way of working. Social Policy & Administration, 55(1), 51-64
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2021 (English)In: Social Policy & Administration, ISSN 0144-5596, E-ISSN 1467-9515, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 51-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to explore the IPS implementation process in a first‐episode psychosis (FEP) mental health service team in Sweden. More specifically, the study explores how integration processes and critical situations are perceived over time by team members who originated from two diverse welfare organizations. A serial interview design was used (initially, at 6 and 12 months) to describe experiences of 16 team members. Material was analyzed using a constant comparison grounded theory approach. Team members dealt with the ambivalence of sharing mental health information, and whether the new way of working was a risk or benefit for users. They gradually learned new perspectives and knowledge, built trust and shared common views. After a year, the team workload perceived reduced and became person‐centred. Some members described remaining unclear roles and requested further support. Negotiated goals for integration and early knowledge transfer are critical. Organizational change and trusting team relationships have to be facilitated. Anticipated gains of integration should be clearly described and discussed early on, and continuous support for sustainability should be considered. This study confirmed the importance and potential of integrating IPS into FEP teams.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Keywords
early intervention, individual placement and support, integrated teams, interorganizational collaboration, supported employment, vocational rehabilitation
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-170760 (URN)10.1111/spol.12611 (DOI)000531800200001 ()2-s2.0-85084497391 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Stockholm County Council
Note

Stöd av en donation av MISA.

Available from: 2020-05-15 Created: 2020-05-15 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Hillborg, H., Lövgren, V., Bejerholm, U. & Rosenberg, D. (2021). Integrating Interventions That Can Support a Career-Oriented Recovery for Young Adults: Building on the Supported Education Knowledge Base. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 8(1), 35-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating Interventions That Can Support a Career-Oriented Recovery for Young Adults: Building on the Supported Education Knowledge Base
2021 (English)In: Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, ISSN 2198-9834, E-ISSN 2198-963X, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 35-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Young adults experiencing mental health problems are less educated than their peers, putting them in a more vulnerable position for employment and career possibilities. While Supported employment models have been widely implemented, educational supports may be necessary in order to contribute to longer term and sustainable employment. The aim of this study was to describe the state of current research regarding Supported education services for individuals with mental health problems, with a particular focus on studies that address both educational and vocational goals. A scoping review of articles published between 2000 and July 2020 was conducted. Eight databases were searched, titles/abstracts and full-text articles were reviewed for inclusion. The results, which built on 56 included articles, were analysed both descriptively and thematically. The results suggest that the focus in the literature has primarily been on adapting and implementing models for the needs of different populations and contexts. Many of these build on integrated models focusing on both vocational and educational needs. Despite addressing varied populations and working in varied contexts, it is possible to identify a number of essential components when delivering educational support. The review suggests a need to look at work and studies as equally important from a career development perspective. The knowledge base developed through studying supported education services and the educational components of newly emerging services, can contribute to the further development of integrated models for young adults.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-175540 (URN)10.1007/s40737-020-00197-2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85105599456 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2020-10-02 Created: 2020-10-02 Last updated: 2022-10-12Bibliographically approved
Rosenberg, D., Hillborg, H., Lövgren, V. & Beijerholm, U. (2017). A working life on the horizon: Supported education for young adults with mental health problems in Sweden. In: ENMESH, the context of mental health care, Groningen 2017: Abstractbook. Paper presented at European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), Groningen, Netherlands, October 5-7, 2017 (pp. 168-169).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A working life on the horizon: Supported education for young adults with mental health problems in Sweden
2017 (English)In: ENMESH, the context of mental health care, Groningen 2017: Abstractbook, 2017, p. 168-169Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Aim: Research investigating outcomes related to evidence-based interventions such as Supported Employment have begun to suggest the need for more specific, career related, educational supports, as an essential aspect of supporting sustainable employment in a labor market that increasingly demands formal education or training. The aim of this project is to develop knowledge regarding the components of Supported Education that are feasible to develop within established IPS services and to study and describe the relevance of these services for young adults experiencing mental health problems in Sweden.

Method: It includes three studies that will generate knowledge regarding the essential components of these types of educational supports, investigate and describe potential outcomes related to educational needs, and develop specific knowledge of how these methods might best be implemented. Interviews with a wide range of actors and users will generate knowledge regarding the needs, obstacles and possibilities for integrating IPS och SEd in a Swedish context.

Results: Results related to the needs assessment in Sweden will be presented and discussed in relation to the international literature and experience. Results that suggest the potential for SEd services that build on the well-developed Swedish welfare model and educational opportunities and supports will be discussed. 

Conclusion: Methods such as Supported Employment and Supported Education, which contribute to opportunities for the individual to participate in studies and eventually meaningful and sustainable employment, can be most effectively implemented when adapted to particular welfare systems and reflect resources and pathways to participation in that context.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141388 (URN)
Conference
European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), Groningen, Netherlands, October 5-7, 2017
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2021-07-30Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9708-5159

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