The Think Ahead programme is a new route into social work, for graduates and career-changers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems.
At Think Ahead, we want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. That won’t happen unless people can improve their social circumstances – because life issues like relationships, living arrangements, and employment have profound effects on mental wellbeing.
Our two-year graduate programme combines on-the-job learning, a master’s degree, and leadership training, all of which help our participants to become great social workers, strengthen mental health services, and spread social approaches to mental health across society.
Why join Think Ahead?
On Think Ahead’s paid two-year programme, participants:
Applications open online in September 2018. Assessment centres will be held from November 2018, and successful candidates will be informed within three weeks of their assessment centre.
Think Ahead is a highly selective programme. No prior experience of social work is necessary, but to be accepted candidates must: