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November 2016

Film: “I wanted to do something that helped others”

Al Tooms was studying English Literature at the University of Lancaster when he came across Think Ahead.

Al was looking for a graduate programme that would lead him into a rewarding career, having previously done some volunteering with young people with mental health problems. After finding out more about what mental health social workers do, he realised that this was a job where he could really make a difference.

In this video, Al says: “I think social work is incredibly important because it’s one of the only vocations that I’ve come across where you can genuinely work alongside a person, and work in a multi-dimensional way to help them.”

Al is now learning on-the-job in a community mental health team in Coventry.

Applications are now open to join our programme in 2017. Visit our About the programme section for more information.