University of Reading celebrates five years of pioneering mental health training and research


A pioneering mental health training and research centre based at the University of Reading celebrated its 5th birthday this week.

Since opening in 2008, The Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (CWI) has trained over 300 highly skilled mental health clinicians. After receiving training from national and international experts in the field, many have gone on to treat patients in the local area. In addition the Institute has provided over 5000 training days to support improvements in mental health care across the UK.

The CWI attracts world experts who help train local NHS staff to use the most effective therapy when treating patients with mental health issues. CWI was the first of its type to train clinicians in proven psychological treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The importance of effective, accessible mental health treatment was highlighted this week by new figures showing the number of people taking their own life in the UK rose “significantly” in 2011.

More information about the Charlie Waller Institute phone 0118 378 6668.

January 29, 2013 |

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