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Our partners

Academic partners

Middlesex University

Middlesex University has led the academic teaching for each of our annual intakes since 2019. Middlesex awards successful participants from these cohorts their postgraduate diploma in social work at the end of Year One of the programme, and their master’s degree at the end of Year Two.


University of York

The University of York led the development of the Think Ahead curriculum and the academic teaching for our 2016, 2017 and 2018 cohorts.


University of Central Lancashire

Experts from the University of Central Lancashire worked with the University of York to teach our 2016, 2017 and 2018 participants.



Department of Health and Social Care

Think Ahead’s core funding is provided by a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Global advisory and consulting firm Deloitte has given us strategy advice, on a pro bono basis.


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Q5, an organisational change consultancy, has provided advice to our leadership team and use of their facilities on a pro bono basis.



Dragon Rouge

Global design and innovation agency Dragon Rouge worked with us to create the Think Ahead brand. Given the charitable nature of our work, they chose to deliver the project at a significantly reduced rate.


National Suicide Prevention Alliance

We are a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, an alliance of public, private, voluntary, and community organisations in England willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide.


Zero Suicide Alliance

We are a member of the Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaboration of NHS Trusts, charities, businesses, and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention.

Delivery partners

Think Ahead participants have trained and worked in services provided by:

  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Durham County Council
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Enfield Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Council
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kent and Medway Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Kent County Council
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool City Council
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Havering
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Somerset Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • Solihull City Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside Council
  • South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey County Council
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wakefield Council
  • Wandsworth Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • West London NHS Trust
  • Westminster City Council
  • Wolverhampton City Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust