Employer profile

Think Ahead

Updated: October, 2019

About Think Ahead

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.

On Think Ahead’s paid two-year programme, you will:

  • Take on a challenging and varied role, with responsibility from day one
  • Be paid to spend two years training on-the-job and working in a community mental health team, alongside clinical professionals
  • Make a significant difference to the lives of people with mental illness
  • Gain two qualifications, qualifying as a social worker and gaining a master's degree
  • Start a fast-track career with leadership training and transferable skills

Work sectors

charities and voluntary work, public sector, social care, healthcare


UK wide

Contact details

0203 146 7190
344-354 Gray’s Inn Road
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employer
  • Institute of Student Employers

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