Schools and families
The CWMT programme for schools and families provides evidence-based presentations and training to schools and in other youth settings.
“This is one of the best training sessions I have been on in a very long time and gave me so many ideas and resources to use with the young people I work with.”
Raising awareness of mental health amongst young people is very important to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. Our programme for schools and families provides evidence-based training to schools and in other youth settings that motivates, informs and provides practical tools that can be easily implemented. We encourage schools to take a whole school approach to wellbeing and can support schools to implement this.
We also provide a range of free resources about young people’s mental health, for parents, school staff and young people. Topics include self-harm, depression, wellbeing during GCSEs, and social media. All of our resources are evidence-based and have been quality assured by the CWMT team.
Schools can benefit from our free book club, through which members opt in to receive our book of the term. Chosen titles enhance the skills, confidence and knowledge of those who work with children and young people.
During the summer term we run our Wellbeing Challenge, an interactive competition to encourage school communities to think about mental health. It is based around the NHS ‘Five steps to wellbeing’ and the prize is a selection of wellbeing books.
We support projects for parents, vulnerable learners, and boys’ mental health, and have our own Young People’s Advisory Group.