CWMT book club

Free mental health book club for school mental health leads

Each member of our free book club has the opportunity to receive a book once a term. These aim to enhance the skills, confidence and knowledge of those who work with children and young people, by providing them with resources they can use to promote positive mental health.

See below for the latest opt-in information.

About the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust book club​

Who is it for?

The book club is for staff working with children and young people who are keen to discover new resources or build on their knowledge and skills about emotional wellbeing and mental health.

What can I expect?

Once a term you will have the chance to receive a book with the aim of boosting your understanding, skills, confidence or ideas when working to promote or support the mental health of children and young people. For an idea of the kind of books you can expect, take a look at:

Book catalogue for those working with under 11s

Book catalogue for those working with over 11s

What do you expect from me?

Before we dispatch each book club title, we’ll ask you to opt in to receive the new title. This will ensure we spend the charity’s funds most usefully and are not sending titles that are of less interest or to people no longer in post.

For each book you opt in for, we’ll ask you to tell us how you think you might use it and later to complete a short online survey to help us assess the impact that the book has had on your skills, understanding and confidence. Please take the few minutes needed to share this feedback as it will be fundamental to securing ongoing funding for the book club and also in helping us to share the most impactful books and resources.

This sounds too good to be true

Yes, we know...but it is true! Sign up to our mailing list now to find out details of each new book and to be notified when each opt-in is due to open:

Our latest Book Club titles are...

Teen substance use

Mud Boy

Opt-in for these books is now closed.

Can I get free copies of the previous book club titles?

Unfortunately once the opt-in has closed there won't be any other opportunities to request a free copy of that title. We have, however, negotiated a discount from our supplier - Jessica Kingsley Publishers and they have offered our book club members 20% off our previous titles plus free postage and packing.


Sign up to our mailing list and the discount code will be emailed to you within 5 days.

(We promise to only send you information related to the book club in our emails and your details will not be passed on to any third parties)

Set up a Wellbeing Library

You can set up a wellbeing library for your school or youth organisation to support the mental health of your pupils. Below are two recommended lists which feature our previous book club titles, and are all available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Support the Book Club

If you’d like to make a donation to support the Book Club, please donate here.


Or if you would like to support the Book Club in a bigger way by becoming a Sponsor, you can find more information here.

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

Registered Charity No. 1109984

Company No. 5447902

Contact us here

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