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
Knowing that you can have a major impact on a person’s life can provide great job satisfaction.
Amber 2017 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 get a lot of satisfaction from my work and seeing people’s situations improve.
Matthew 2017 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 2019 are now open.