About us

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We understand mental health. 

Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about mental health, where young people and those who support them are equipped to maintain and enhance their mental health and wellbeing, and have the confidence to seek help when they need it. 

Since our creation in 1997, we have become one of the UK’s most respected mental health charities.

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About Charlie

At the heart of our story and our purpose sits Charlie, a young man who, to the outside world, had everything to live for.

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A message from our CEO, Clare Stafford

Clare introduces our new website and visual identity

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Our Purpose

Our overarching mission is educating young people, & those with responsibility for them, about their mental health & wellbeing

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Our People

A wide range of people bring their expertise and energy to Charlie Waller

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Our Impact

It is vital that we understand and measure the impact of our work, and show how our supporters’ money is making a difference

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News and Publications

Our latest news, blogs from our community, our newsletters and Annual Review

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What we do

We educate parents, educators, employers & Primary Care, and young people themselves about mental health and wellbeing

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Join our Team

We’re a small, hardworking and fun team who all love what we do. And we’re growing.

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Charlie Waller Institute

We facilitate the training of clinicians in evidence-based psychological treatments

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Register your interest

If you’re interested in volunteering for us, please tell us about yourself by completing our 'register your interest' form

Katie was an excellent trainer, she was incredibly clever, patient, and understanding. She clearly is passionate about the topic.

from a line management service

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personable, engaging, interesting and knowledgeable

from a school tutor

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Andy was enthusiastic and passionate. Staff and pupils found the workshops engaging and informative.

from a head teacher

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Dick was excellent. He shaped his presentation to suit his audience and responded to feedback from us to adapt his video so that it was perfect for his audience

from a teacher

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Inspirational trainer who gave a powerful presentation and real, lived experience which helped me understand. Thank you Annabelle, you are making a difference to mental health

from a Year 4 teacher

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