Welcome to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

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videowatchOur 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.

Keeping mental health in mind: we’re delighted to launch our free e-learning package for all university staff.

For students in distress, the first point of contact is often with non-specialist university staff such as porters, domestic staff, bar staff, security, academic tutors or maintenance staff. Introduced by our patron, Alexander Armstrong, this new e-learning package is designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer this first line of support. It consists of six, easy-to-follow 20-minute sessions, including:

  • Signs to look out for
  • Key helping skills
  • Knowing who else to involve
  • Supporting students at risk or in crisis

Visit http://learning.cwmt.org.uk to access the e-learning or find out more.

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 took his own life whilst suffering from depression.

Please click here to read our Annual Review 2016. You can find more detail about our work in our Business Plan.

Hear Waller Trainer Dick Moore’s talk “Dancing or Drowning in the Rain”

What’s new?

  • 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.
  • We are very grateful to Winchester College for making us one of the charities they are going to support until April 2017.
  • 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 Queen Anne’s School in Caversham, Berkshire is supporting CWMT during this academic year.

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