Matthew’s story Matthew is a 42 year old man from Stevenage. He has a diagnosis of depression and anxiety disorder. Here he tells us about his work with Thea, a...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
"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 want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish.
Meet our participants
Nearly 200 graduates and career-changers from a wide range of backgrounds have joined Think Ahead so far. Meet Jack, Aisha, Sonya, and Kazim.
Today we open applications to join the Think Ahead programme in July 2018! We’re looking for around 100 talented graduates and career-changers to take on a graduate job that is...Full story
Last July our first intake of talented graduates and career-changers began training as mental health social workers on the Think Ahead programme. One of these was Maisie Satchwell-Hirst, an Oxford...Full story