The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust aims to:
· Equip young people to look after their mental wellbeing
· Help people to recognise the signs of depression in themselves and others so that they know when to seek help
· Ensure expert and evidence based help is available when people need it
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How would you describe your organisation's role in contributing to the delivery of NSPA’s outcomes to reducing suicide and improving support for those bereaved or affected by suicide?
We meet our aims by:
· Delivering talks to young people
· Through our Students Against Depression website – www.studentsagainstdepression.org
· Training teachers and other professionals to identify and support those with depression
· Supporting research and teaching in evidence-based therapies at the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading
What are the current challenges to delivering NSPA’s outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
For schools, the current OFSTED inspection framework is too focused on attainment and therefore it is difficult for schools to devote time and resources to building the resilience and emotional wellbeing that may protect against suicide.