DWP says Jobcentre co-located IAPT and digital cCBT would be/is “entirely voluntary“
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to co-locate with Job Centre Plus and Work Programme providers?
“…there are no contracts or formal agreements in place covering this aspiration. Meetings to discuss this proposal are planned to start in May 2015”
NHS England – 8 May 2015
Latest: Positive affect as coercive strategy: conditionality, activation and the role of psychology in UK government workfare programmes (8 June 2015) – related BPS & BACP responses, podcast and further reporting: Psychological abuse in workfare, Your opinions of co-location of IAPT staff in Jobcentres, Protesters to march on jobcentre over mental health therapy links, Iain Duncan Smith’s First Re-Education Centre To Open In Streatham Jobcentre, Don’t treat unemployment as a mental problem – report, The DWP is trying to psychologically ‘reprogramme’ the unemployed, study finds
£21m digital CBT
BPS launches inquiry into “psycho-welfare” (16 January 15)
Sample FOI requests: CMHT/ IAPT, IAPT therapists in over 350 jobcentres – IAPT workers in 350 Jobcentres – IAPT Co locating in the Streatham Jobcentre – Sanctions: CBT and IAPT Vedas NLP – Unemployed must undertake mandatory neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) by Vedas Recruitment & Training Ltd – The efficacy of neuro-linguistic programming by the DWP, Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) tools – The GRIT GOALS UK package for DWP staff – The DWP “plans to place 350 psychologists in job centres” is knowingly false and misleading?, Living Well Network Hub based in Streatham Job Centre (Maudsley NHS), Living Well Network Hub based in Streatham Job Centre (Lambeth NHS), + more.
Below is a short list of newer DWP schemes using mandatory coercion, confidence tricks and often with forced unpaid work, aka #workfare.
- Achieve your Potential – Support for Post WP JSA and Non WP ESA Claimants
- Entrenched Worklesness Provision – Mandatory motivation, “Brain Training” and “Laws of Attraction” delivered via Magic Thinking/Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
- ESA support
- Focus The Mind
- Health and Employability Programme
- Job Search Action
- Realise Your Potential – A Step to Employment
- Support for Disabled Claimants
“To challenge the perceptions that claimants may hold that Employers discriminate on the grounds of age and …”
- 50+ Back to Work Programme
- East Anglia 50+ Future Forward
- Mentoring and Employability Skills for 50+ claimants in London & Home Counties
- Midland Shires 50+ Employment & Mentoring Support Programme
- Opportunity 50+
Nudge Unit staff require an “understanding of the behavioural science literature” and “A Masters or PhD in a relevant subject area (including, but not limited to behavioural economics, psychology, design thinking, evaluation methods)”. Full job descriptions: Adviser [Senior & Principal] and Research Fellowship.
Boycott Workfare – Campaign to abolish forced labour
Community Psychology – building a movement of community psychology in the UK. Together we hope to empower, liberate and achieve improved well-being for all.
Hubbub – an international team of scientists, humanists, artists, clinicians, public health experts, broadcasters and public engagement professionals.
Psychologists Against Austerity – Mobilising Psychologists & Psychological Knowledge for Social Justice
Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare