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November 2016

Film: “I wanted to get into social work to try and improve things”

John Thompson was looking for a career working with vulnerable adults when he came across Think Ahead.

After graduating from the University of York in 2010 with a degree in Archaeology, John had been working in an office job, but wanted a job where he could help people.
In this video, John says: “One in four adults will suffer from a mental health problem during their life. So it really does make you much more aware of how huge this issue is. And even though it’s becoming more talked about and out there, there is still a big underestimation of just how prevalent mental health conditions are.”

John is now learning on-the-job in a community mental health team in London.

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