Pooky is the Director of the Children, Young People & Schools Programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The Schools Programme training team provides evidence-based presentations and training to schools and in other youth settings.
How does the training work?
Talks and training sessions can be run for small or large groups and can last from 90 minutes to a whole day, depending on your requirements. To ensure the greatest possible impact we like to deliver multiple sessions in one location (e.g. to staff and students), to a fairly large audience or to staff from several schools or other youth settings.
We recommend that if our trainers are speaking to your students, they should speak to your staff as well – either before or on the same day. This helps give staff confidence in having conversations that may arise as a result of the training.
What topics do we cover?
The topic and exact content of each session will be tailored to your needs and can be discussed with the trainer. If you aren’t sure exactly what topic you want, below are some sessions that our trainers often deliver:
Promoting positive mental health
Developing a whole school approach to wellbeing
Resilience and coping skills
Supportive listening skills
We don’t charge for our training – it’s all free. However, we very much welcome donations to cover travel and other costs for our trainers. Some schools like to raise funds for us after they’ve received training: find out more and download a fundraising pack here.
We also run weekly webinars about children and young people’s mental health. They are free and you can share or adapt them however you like. Find all recorded sessions here.
If you have questions you can send us an email
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.
If you are interested in receiving training, please complete a training request form or email us details (e.g. your school, location, who the training is for, which topics you are interested in, and any preferred dates)