Pooky is the Director of the Children, Young People & Schools Programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust whose vision is a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.
As part of its work to improve young people’s mental health, CWMT provides the following for free:
Free sessions on a wide variety of mental health issues: assemblies, PSHE classes, workshops etc.
For school staff, pupils (primary or secondary), and parents – all tailored to your school’s needs.
Free booklets, leaflets, posters on mental health issues
Topics include depression, coping with self-harm, and warning signs – suitable for staff, pupils, and parents.
Order free CWMT resources here
Free weekly webinars about the mental health of children and young people
30-minute sessions every Tuesday during term time – for staff working with children and young people
In this series of podcasts, Pooky shares her ideas and experiences relating to mental health, including interviews from interesting and inspirational people in the field of children and young people’s mental health.
Free Mental Health book club for school mental health leads
Receive a book and accompanying resources once a term. These aim to enhance the skills, confidence and knowledge of those who work with children and young people, by providing them with resources they can use to promote positive mental health.
Free one-day conferences for school staff about the mental health of children and young people
These events will enhance knowledge, attitudes, skills, understanding and confidence of school staff when supporting CYP with mental health issues. Delegates will take away practical strategies, resources, examples of best practice, and information about the work and resources of relevant charities and organisations, to help them support schools and their pupils with issues of emotional wellbeing.
If you have questions about resources or the book club, please email the CWMT office
Or if you have questions about training, conferences, or webinars please email CWMT training