How do you feel when you hear the term mental health? Interested, repelled or perhaps uncomfortable? If you are in the ‘interested’ category, you may want to know about a new opportunity to train as a social worker.
In September 2016, students will be able to apply for this new programme at www.thinkahead.org, which is funded by the Department of Health. The programme is looking for students who are likely to achieve a 2:1, with a passion for social work and who would like to improve the lives of those who suffer from a mental illness. Think Ahead is an intensive, challenging programme for ambitious graduates who have a rare blend of analytical skills, emotional intelligence and resilience. Year 1 includes and 4-6 week pre-placement programme including initial training, after which you will work in a team of Think Ahead participants under the leadership of a senior social worker, alongside medical colleagues and mental health specialists. Participants will gain a post graduate diploma in social work. In year 2, participants will complete an assessed and supported year in employment, receiving a salary and gain a Masters degree in Social Work.
No prior experience of social work is necessary (but would be a good idea to offer something!)
If this appeals, contact http://thinkaheaduk.org/recruitment/ to express your interest.