Parents and Carers

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When your child is suffering, parenthood can be tough, lonely and frightening. When the cause of that suffering is hard to understand, as is so often the case with mental health, it becomes more difficult still. 

At Charlie Waller, we understand that. Led by parents who have experienced this challenge themselves, our parent and carer programme offers practical advice, training and support to parents, carers and families. This is delivered both face-to-face and online, primarily through our PLACE Network, a rapidly developing national network of parent support groups and training workshops.

We also produce a wealth of expert, evidence-based resources for parents and carers, on a range of topics relating to the mental health of children and young people.

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Our work with parents and carers

Learn about our work with parents and carers

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Eating Disorder Carer Skills Workshops

If you're a parent or carer of a loved one with an eating disorder, come to our free workshops to learn vital support skills.

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Want to use your parenting skills to help others?

Train to become a parent and carer peer support (PCPS) worker with us!

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Free Online webinars

We run live webinars for parents and carers

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The PLACE network

Our network of parent and carer peer support support groups

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Parent Carer Peer Support

Want to know more about parent and carer peer support?

Our guides and posters

Informative guides and posters about mental health for education staff, parents, carers and young people

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Our Mental Health Library

Filter through all of our articles, videos, resources and more by user and topic.

"Katie was an excellent trainer, she was incredibly clever, patient, and understanding. She clearly is passionate about the topic."

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"Jenny was personable, engaging, interesting and knowledgeable...she engaged the students well: her delivery was confident and her content relevant and useful."

from a school tutor

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"Andy was enthusiastic and passionate. Staff and pupils found the workshops engaging and informative."

from a head teacher

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"Dick was excellent. He shaped his presentation to suit his audience and responded to feedback from us to adapt his video so that it was perfect for his audience."

from a teacher

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"Inspirational trainer who gave a powerful presentation and real, lived experience which helped me understand. Thank you Annabelle, you are making a difference to mental health."

from a Year 4 teacher

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