Welcome to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust


booklet2010tnOur 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

Students Against Depression LogoOur 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 committed suicide whilst suffering from depression.

Please click here to read our Annual Review 2015. You can find more detail about our work in our Business Plan.

What’s new?

  • Hear Waller Trainer Dick Moore’s talk “Dancing or Drowning in the Rain”
  • 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.
  • Time to Talk, a service of reflection for people affected by suicide, will take place on Saturday, 27th February 2016 from 10.30 – 11.30am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. Free e-tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis – contact: info@judimeadows.com
  • 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
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