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Audits What I do...


Talks to teachers, young people and parents and also to businesses cover a range of inter-related topics such as:

  • Grief and loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Teenage malaise or emerging mental ill-health?

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

  • Adolescent development

  • Tips for coping with your adolescent

  • Tips for your adolescent coping with you!

  • Is your business mentally healthy?

Each talk is tailored to the profile, needs and style of the audience.

​Audits and Consultancy

I am always happy to review a school's provision, its policies and its approach  and to make suggestions for the future with a view to .becoming a mentally healthier school.


One of the primary functions of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is to raise awareness of depression through training. The charity offers to provide training to schools and colleges free of charge, although it does ask organisations who are able to afford to do so to make a donation to cover costs and expenses.

Organisers can discuss this with me when making an enquiry.

Mental Health First Aid

I also offer the Youth Mental Health Champions Course ( to individual schools or organisations, or to groups of schools.

Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people.

The training provides information, tools and techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

The Youth MHFA course will teach how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people

  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem

  • Provide help on a first aid basis

  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm

  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse

  • Help a young person recover faster

  • Guide a young person towards the right support

  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

The Youth MHFA course is accredited by the Open College Network (3 credits at Level 3 on completion of a workbook).

The course can be delivered to between 6 and 16 participants.  

All participants receive a useful manual and a certificate of attendance.

The cost of the Youth Mental Health First Aid course is very much dependent on the venue, the structure of the course and the number of participants. I like to co-deliver these courses with a colleague whenever possible. A typical course will cost about £1300 exclusive of manuals, travel and, where required, accommodation.


Although not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or qualified counsellor, I have spent many years as a teacher (and over twenty years as a headmaster) and I know that some young people — and their parents — often find it difficult to take the first step towards finding help. I am always pleased to chat about the issues involved, or just simply provide a sympathetic, non-judgemental listening ear. I am happy to correspond by email, telephone or, better still, face to face. Donations to The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust are always welcome but are not expected. 

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