This week marked another milestone for Think Ahead as our second intake of graduates and career changers began their journey into mental health social work. The 98 participants, who studied at...Full story
"I’m driven by helping people with mental health problems to enjoy their lives and take steps towards getting well."Kazim, 2016 participant
"Think Ahead’s mixture of practical and academic work, and the mental health focus, is perfect for me."Laura, 2016 participant
"It was the opportunity to be out on the frontline helping people that really sold Think Ahead to me."Jack, 2016 participant
"Social work can really improve people’s lives, by helping with the social situations that play a big role in mental health."Aisha, 2016 participant
"Social work is so holistic and practical. You get out and empower people. That’s how I want to help."Sonya, 2016 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.
- Paid fast-track scheme
- Master's degree & leadership training
What drives Think Ahead?
We are building a movement of leaders committed to transforming mental health through the power of social approaches.
Meet our participants
96 graduates and career-changers joined Think Ahead’s first cohort in 2016, from a wide range of backgrounds. Meet Jack, Aisha, Declan, Laura, Kazim, and Sonya.
BBC Radio 4 programme All in the Mind has spent a day following Think Ahead participant Al Tooms – giving a rare insight into the complex role of a mental...Full story