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  • 20 Mar / 18
    In the media

    Celebrating mental health social workers on World Social Work Day

    On World Social Work Day (Tuesday 20 March) social workers come together to celebrate the profession’s achievements. To mark this event, Think Ahead is highlighting the valuable contribution mental health social workers make – and the impact that social approaches to mental health have on people’s lives. Think Ahead participants have been profiled in the […]

  • 9 Mar / 18
    News

    Think Ahead opens applications for academic partner

    Update: 9 April 2018. We have now closed our invitation to tender.  Think Ahead is inviting applications from academic institutions to become our academic partner for our fourth and fifth intakes. The successful institution will become a vital part of the Think Ahead programme – delivering dynamic and innovative teaching in pioneering social work theory […]

  • 18 Jan / 18
    News

    Deadline announced for applications to join Think Ahead in 2018

    Today we’re announcing that the closing deadline for applications to join our 2018 intake is Thursday 1 February 2018 at 5pm. We’re looking for remarkable graduates and career-changers who want to make a real difference to people with mental health problems. If you want a graduate job that is both rewarding and challenging, our intensive […]

  • 23 Nov / 17
    News

    “The participants have been a brilliant addition” – managers share their views on partnering with Think Ahead

    At Think Ahead we are committed to evaluating our impact, to understand both how well we are doing and how we can be even better. We’ve commissioned an independent evaluation of our programme, and we’ve set up internal processes to regularly gather information and opinions from people involved with Think Ahead. We can now share […]

  • 30 Oct / 17
    News

    FILM: “It feels like a movement more than just an organisation” – graduates tell us why they joined Think Ahead

    One of the benefits of gaining a place on the Think Ahead programme is that you join a diverse group of graduates and career-changers with a wide range of different ideas, but who are all motivated by a unifying goal: to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. Each year we […]

  • 18 Oct / 17
    News

    Impact Review launched: The journey we’ve been on, and our ambitions for the future

    Supporters of Think Ahead gathered on Tuesday night for the launch of our first Impact Review. When we began in 2014, we set out to inspire a movement to advance our vision: to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. Now, with nearly 200 participants going through the programme, we’ve launched […]

  • 4 Oct / 17
    News

    Think Ahead gets mental health careers recognised in Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list

    We can today announce that Think Ahead has been placed at number 62 in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list – marking mental health social work as a career of choice for graduates for the first time. We are the only dedicated mental health employer on the list, which is dominated by corporates including […]

  • 4 Sep / 17
    News

    Applications open to join Think Ahead in 2018

    Today we open applications to join the Think Ahead programme in July 2018! We’re looking for around 100 talented graduates and career-changers to take on a graduate job that is both rewarding and challenging – one that will make a remarkable difference to adults living with mental health problems. If you’re motivated to do something […]

  • 21 Jul / 17
    News

    “You are the people who can inspire change!” – Think Ahead Trustees welcome 2017 participants

    This week marked another milestone for Think Ahead as our second intake of graduates and career changers began their journey into mental health social work. The 98 participants, who studied at over 50 different universities, arrived at our Summer Institute on Sunday for six weeks of intensive learning. We’re working in partnership with the Universities of York and […]

  • 13 Apr / 17
    News

    New places available to join the Think Ahead programme in 2017

    Update: Applications for these new places have now closed. Applications to join Think Ahead in 2018 will open on 4 September 2017. We are delighted to announce that, due to increased interest from NHS and Local Authority partners, we are today opening applications for new places on the Think Ahead programme this year. If you […]

  • 3 Apr / 17
    News

    Applications open to join Think Ahead as a Recruitment Ambassador or Intern

    Applications are now open for Think Ahead’s Recruitment Ambassador and Summer Internship roles. These roles are a great way to gain valuable work experience, build your CV, and learn more about Think Ahead and how we work. All roles pay the Living Wage. Visit our Opportunities section to apply. (These roles are in addition to […]

  • 27 Mar / 17
    News

    “There’s so much support” – Think Ahead participants meet our new recruits

    That was the message from Thea Radburn, a current participant on the Think Ahead programme, to our new intake of trainee social workers at our 2017 Cohort Launch Event on Saturday. The event allowed the 2017 participants to meet each other for the first time, and to learn from participants already going through the Think […]