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Our partners

Academic partner

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.



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


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

We partner with NHS Trusts and Local Authorities across England to strengthen their mental health workforce.

This map displays all our partners where our participants have trained and worked since the first programme in 2016: