The Charlie Waller Trust was set up in 1997 by the Waller family in memory of Charlie who tragically took his own life at the age of 28 whilst suffering from depression. Our purpose is to educate young people and those with responsibility for them – parents, carers, educators and employers – about their mental health.
We provide mental health training, resources and consultancy to schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. We build partnerships to help create a long-term culture of wellbeing. We focus on support for young people throughout their journey from primary school to the early years of their working lives. Our training is free. The only exception is our work with employers, the income from which is invested in extending our work to support young people.
We don’t offer direct support to individuals. However, we sponsor the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading, facilitating training in evidence-based psychological treatments and increasing the availability of therapists.