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Most people know someone who’s had mental health problems.

But not everyone knows someone who can make a difference.

Could you?

Mental health is an urgent national issue

Mental illness is everywhere, it turns lives upside down, and it affects our whole society.

Learn more about the challenge


Nearly 40% of all ill-health is
caused by mental illness

(for under-65s)

Social workers empower people to get well

Mental health social workers build relationships with people, and support them through care, therapy, community action, and standing up for legal rights.

Find out if the job is for you

My social worker gave me hope so that the future was a positive one, even though I was in a negative, dark place.


Could you make a positive impact?

We’re looking for remarkable people, to do remarkable things. You’ll need to show leadership potential and six other attributes.

Meet our participants

Social work is so holistic and practical. You get out and empower people. That’s how I want to help.
Sonya, 2016 participant
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How the programme works

You’ll be paid to work in an expert team alongside clinical professionals, study for a master’s degree in social work, and develop your leadership skills.


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How to apply

Our selection process tests your potential to become an excellent social worker and a leader in mental health.

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Frequently asked questions

Eligibility requirements, the selection process, programme details, and more.


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