Pooky is the Director of the Children, Young People & Schools Programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust who provide free training to support staff working with young people to develop their ability to recognise and manage mental health issues.
The trust aims to raise awareness of depression and related issues in young people and will fund the cost of training to staff, parents and students on relevant topics (though donations are encouraged of course!) Suggested sessions are outlined below though you are welcome to make a suggestion.
Sessions might last anything from 45 minutes to a full day (or more) but we like to ensure that the trust’s funds are spent on impactful activities so we love a good turn out or to deliver multiple sessions in one location.
- Understanding and Supporting Self-Harm &/or Eating Disorders
- Understanding and Supporting Anxiety &/or Depression
- Promoting Positive Mental Health
- Developing Resilience and Coping Skills in Children and Young People
- Supporting Student Wellbeing in the Run up to Exams
- Understanding and Supporting Stress and Anxiety
- Supportive Listening Skills for Pastoral Staff
- Safely and Sensitively Teaching about Mental Health
- Helping Your Child Manage Their Stress Levels
- Supporting Your Child through Revision and Exams
- Promoting Emotional Well-Being and Positive Mental Health
- Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Body Confidence
- Spotting and Responding to Early Signs of Eating Disorders
- Spotting and Responding to Early Signs of Depression
- Spotting and Responding to Early Signs of Anxiety and OCD
- How to Support Your Child if they Self-Harm
- How to be a Supportive Friend
- Understanding Eating Disorders
- Understanding Self-Harm
- Understanding Suicide
- Understanding Depression
- Understanding Anxiety and OCD
- Managing Stress during Revision and Exams
- Self-Esteem Building Workshop
- Body Confidence Workshop
- Communication Skills Workshop
Alternatively, email email@example.com
CWMT Schools Programme Info
This can be useful to share with colleagues and gives a overview of our schools training. We also support staff working with children and young people in other settings.
CWMT Schools Trainers
For detailed information about each of our trainers, please click through to their page below.
Andy is a qualified teacher and youth worker with experience in both formal and informal educational settings, including at The Prince’s Trust and BEAT, the eating disorder charity.
Aileen has worked as a psychiatric social worker, delivered mental health training and also has a career in academia.
Barbara has worked in education for over 30 years, initially as a teacher in secondary schools, then as a counsellor, lecturer and trainer in universities and colleges.
Dick has been a housemaster, English teacher, rugby coach and a headmaster, and he has a passionate interest in the emotional wellbeing of young people.
Gemma is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor at the University of Huddersfield with 20 years’ experience in the field. Prior to working in education she worked in the NHS within specialist eating disorder services as a Clinical Team Manager. She is a trainer for beat, the National Eating Disorder Charity as well as for CWMT.
Gill is a Clinical Specialist with over 25 years’ experience with CAMHS
Ian has held various roles in public health including Healthy Schools, You’re Welcome, substance misuse services and HeadStart.
Jackie has been a counsellor for 26 years in both university and community health settings, she currently counsels staff and students at Lancaster University and is a a member of the BACP UC Advisory Committee.
Jenny has worked for several eating disorder charities and with the Maudsley Hospital since her eldest son recovered from anorexia ten years ago. She is also a trainer for BEAT, the eating disorder charity, and a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Megan is currently finishing a PhD at the Institute of Child Health, UCL and has developed her own resilience programme called GLOW, UK (Girls Leading Our World, UK) for early adolescent girls.
Rachel has been Director of Self Harm UK, and is founder of Freedom From Harm. She has a BA Hons Degree in Childhood and Youth, with a focus on Mental Health, and developed Alumina, an online pro-recovery programme for 14-18 year-olds.
Zoe Woodworth has nearly 10 years of working in the training, community and health sector and is an associate of MHFA England.