About us

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 was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. Shortly after his death, his family founded the Trust in order to educate young people on the importance of staying mentally well and how to do so.

“Because CWMT grew out of the love of family and friends for the much missed Charlie Waller, it has by definition a totally holistic approach to mental health."

Alexander Armstrong, CWMT Patron


What we do

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:

You can find out more about our work in the CWMT newsletter, published twice a year, and in our Annual Review.

We also publish free resources for parents, professionals and others interested in mental and emotional wellbeing.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Rear Office, First Floor
32 High Street
Thatcham, Berkshire

Registered Charity No. 1109984

Company No. 5447902

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