About us

CloudsCharlie Waller was a young man who suffered from depression and took his own life at the age of 28. The Charlie Waller Institute (CWI) is a collaborative initiative between the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Reading University and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinicians need to know that the training they receive has a demonstrable, positive impact on both their skill and the outcomes for their patients. The Charlie Waller Institute is therefore committed to training therapists only in psychological therapies that have been shown to work, and also to ensuring that the training impacts positively on clinician skill and patient outcome.

We are also a Local Education Training Board (LETB) selected training provider for the ground-breaking Department of Health's IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme, having secured a contract through to spring 2016.

IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies


The aims of the Charlie Waller Institute are to:

  • train clinicians in evidence-based psychological treatments in particular those recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the training to ensure that it improves clinician knowledge, skills and patient outcome;
  • undertake research to add to the evidence-base for effective psychological treatments.


The Charlie Waller Institute provides high quality workshops and short flexible courses, in addition to both a Certificate and Diploma in evidence-based psychological treatment. The workshops and courses are delivered by nationally and internationally recognised clinical academics who are leaders in their field. Charlie Waller Memorial Trust 

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