Welcome to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust



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.

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 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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