Meet our expert team

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We are a national mental health charity providing consultancy, training and resources to increase understanding of mental wellbeing. Talking mental health lies at the heart of what we do.

What sets us apart is the deep knowledge and rich understanding of our specialist consultants and trainers. The Charlie Waller workplace team includes experts in mental health, psychology, occupational health and organisational development, and consultants with significant business experience.

We deliver highly effective, evidence-based, tailored and safe mental health advice and training services to leaders, managers and staff that will create a culture of positive mental health and wellbeing throughout your organisation. We work closely to the standards laid out by NICE, the Health & Safety Executive, Mindful Employer, CIPD, CMHA and Acas.

To register your interest and order our brochure, email workplace@charliewaller.org

Meet our Workplace Programme Director

Abigail Hirshman

Abigail Hirshman leads Charlie Waller’s highly experienced team of mental health trainers and consultants in their mission to help make a real and sustained difference within workplaces.

With an MA in Psychotherapy an MSc in Psychology, Abigail has over 25 years’ experience in mental health and wellbeing at work from a clinical, research and delivery perspective. Abigail is an active member of several mental health at work advisory groups, has sat as the workplace expert for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on mental wellbeing at work and is regularly invited to chair and present at national conferences.

Abigail joined the Charlie Waller Trust from Acas, the independent national advisory body for employers and employees, where she was Head of Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing. Abigail has established relationships with global brands from the public, private and third sectors and has significant experience in providing consultancy support on the development and implementation of pragmatic tailored strategies to support mental health in the workplace.

Dr Katie Behrens

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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Dean Capon

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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Sarah Duggan

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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Gemma Fieldsend

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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Dr Mike Oliver

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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Tracy Wright

Workplace Programme Mental Health Trainer

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