Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.
The Trust aims to:
- equip young people to look after their mental well being
- help people to recognise the signs of depression in themselves and others so they know when to seek help
- ensure expert and evidence-based help is available when people need it
We do this by:
- delivering talks to young people and those who work with them about how to stay mentally well
- providing training to primary health care and other professionals in identifying and supporting those with depression
- providing training and self-help resources to universities and student-led organisations to promote resilience and mental wellbeing
- supporting research and teaching in evidence-based therapies at the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading
Our Students Against Depression website provides information, self-help tool kits and an online community for students who may be suffering.
The Trust was set up in 1998 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression.
Hear Waller Trainer Dick Moore’s talk “Dancing or Drowning in the Rain”
- The City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) is working to create an environment in the City of London where mental health is discussed in the same way as physical health. We are working with CMHA to promote wellbeing in the workplace.
- MindEd for Families features new online materials to help parents and carers whose children have mental health problems.
- A team from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry has launched “Coping with self-harm, a guide for parents and carers”. The guide is available to download free of charge.
- We are delighted that pupils at Latymer Lower School in West London voted overwhelmingly to support CWMT during this academic year. We will keep you posted on their fundraising activities and you can follow them on twitter: @LatymerCharity