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.

Read our Schools Training Offer and complete our training request form.

Free resources relating to children and young people and their wellbeing

Download our template Mental Health Policy to adapt for your school or youth setting

Find out more about joining our free mental health book club for school mental health leads

Listen to an interview series about working with children and young people who are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems.

Find out more information about our schools wellbeing challenge

Help us to continue our vital work by fundraising for CWMT

CWMT provides speakers for events about youth mental health. Click here for information and to request a speaker.

Our Trainers all have expertise in mental health and are teachers, clinicians, academics or have lived experience of mental health problems.

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

Registered Charity No. 1109984

Company No. 5447902

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