ABOUT CHARLIE

Together we can make a difference

To encourage young people to speak openly about mental health, give them the confidence to seek help, and equip them to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about Charlie

ABOUT CHARLIE

Together we can make a difference

To encourage young people to speak openly about mental health, give them the confidence to seek help, and equip them to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about Charlie

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About us

The CWF was established after Charlie Watkins tragically took his own life in March 2017 at just 22.  Charlie’s challenge with mental health is just one example of many young people who are facing mental health challenges today.

Our support

All funds raised through the CWF support charities and initiatives whose primary focus is to assist young people to overcome their challenges and to have better mental health.

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Get involved

There are plenty of ways for you to volunteer your time to the CWF. All the money you raise goes directly to support young people  across the UK to overcome their mental health challenges.

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Spring/summer edition

There is no doubt that the first half of 2021 was a gloomy six months for most people. But now, with warmer days and lighter evenings, coupled with the continuing success of the vaccination programme and the easing of lockdown restrictions, many of us feel that we can look forward to brighter times ahead.

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Upcoming events

The Charlie Watkins Foundation hosts, supports and participates in a wide range of charity events. Take a look at what’s coming up.

Projects

The Charlie Watkins Foundation is currently working with  a number of organisations to provide help and support to young people across the UK.

George Blagden

George Blagden

Charlie Watkins Foundation ambassador

George Blagden is best known for his roles as the monk Athelstan in the hugely successful television series Vikings and for playing King Louis XIV in three series of Versailles.  He played the cynical revolutionary Grantaire in the Academy Award winning 2012 movie-musical adaptation of Les Miserables.  George has played a variety of roles in the theatre, from Presley Stray in The Pitchfork Disney for director Jamie Lloyd and Simon in Platinum at The Hampstead Theatre to Damis in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Most recently, he played PJ in the West End hit of Company at the Gielgud Theatre. 

“I am very passionate about mental health in young people, particularly having recently become a dad myself, and I am absolutely thrilled to be on board as an ambassador for the Charlie Watkins Foundation to get others talking about mental health in the right way.”
George Blagden