Parents and Carers

White curve

When your child is suffering, parenthood can be tough, lonely and frightening. When the cause of that suffering is hard to understand, as is so often the case with mental health, it becomes more difficult still. 

At Charlie Waller, we understand that. Led by parents who have experienced this challenge themselves, our parent and carer programme offers practical advice, training and support to parents, carers and families.  This is delivered both face-to-face and online, primarily through our PLACE Network, a rapidly developing national network of parent support groups and training workshops.

We also produce a wealth of expert, evidence-based resources for parents and carers, on a range of topics relating to the mental health of children and young people.

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Parents and carers

We offer information and resources for parents and carers

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PLACE network

Our national network of parent/carer support groups and projects

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Parent Carer Peer Support

Want to know more about parent and carer peer support?

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Online training

We offer live online training sessions on many mental health topics

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About our training

Positive. Practical. Proven. These are the guiding principles of our mental health training

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Mental Health Library

Filter through all of our articles, videos, resources and more by user and topic.

Mental health resources

Informative guides and posters about mental health for education staff, parents, carers and young people

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

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"Jenny was personable, engaging, interesting and knowledgeable...she engaged the students well: her delivery was confident and her content relevant and useful."

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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