I had considered other frontline roles in mental health but I wanted to be able to support people more holistically.
Valeria 2018 participant
I had seen how important social factors are to people’s mental health.
Tom 2018 participant
I was attracted to social work because it’s a profession where you get to spend a lot of time with a person, building up a relationship.
Hannah 2019 participant
I worked in the city as a head hunter for banks but I didn’t find this fulfilling.
Jan 2017 participant
I really enjoy mental health social work because it requires heart as well as brains.
Rebecca 2017 participant
I chose Think Ahead as it gave me the chance to have the maximum positive impact, by working in the community from the start.
Mo 2019 participant
Apply your mind to mental health
The Think Ahead programme is a new route into social work, for graduates and career-changers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems.
Applications to join the programme in 2020 are now open.