Last July our first intake of talented graduates and career-changers began training as mental health social workers on the Think Ahead programme. One of these was Maisie Satchwell-Hirst, an Oxford graduate, who joined a community mental health service in Cambridgeshire.
In the film below Maisie talks about her experiences in her unit, led by experienced Consultant Social Worker Jon Harris. She also tells us about the impact she’s achieved working with adults using mental health services in her area.
“I was working with someone who was very low. He’d tried all different kinds of anti-depressants in the past, but he says he found the work I was doing much more helpful than the medication,” says Maisie. “When things do start moving it’s really rewarding to see how people can change and see hope again.”
To join Maisie in making a difference to people with mental health problems, apply to join the Think Ahead programme in 2018 today.