The Charlie Waller Memorial 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 and training to young people and those who work with them about how to stay mentally well
- providing expert training to health care and other professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of depression
- supporting research and post graduate training at the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading
Welcome to the home page of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The Trust was set up in 1998 in memory of Charlie who committed suicide whilst suffering from depression. His family and friends formed the Trust with the following aims: to raise awareness of depression as an illness; to raise awareness of the symptoms of depression so that people would recognise them and particularly recognise them in others; to reduce the stigma attached to seeking help; to ensure help was available when needed.
The Trust visits schools, universities and young trainees and distributes its booklet with its road signs identifying the symptoms of depression, seeking to encourage all to learn and to watch out for themselves and, as importantly, others. We also try to ensure help is available through the training of GPs and their staff, clinicians, school staff and nurses.
|Our Students Against Depression site aims to provide self help and an online community for those in full and higher education who maybe suffering depression whilst trying to study.|
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