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 committed suicide whilst suffering from depression.
- Hear Waller Trainer Dick Moore’s talk “Dancing or Drowning in the Rain”
- Read the new report, “Supporting early recognition and treatment of depression in carers and elderly patients” from Leicester Terrace Health Care Centre, funded by the CWMT Ted Fort Project Grant.