Charley struggled with his mental health throughout his adolescence and in 2014 it all became too much and Charley took his own life. After Charley’s death his mum wanted to do something to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that is attached to mental health. So she founded In Charley’s Memory, known locally as ICM. Charley’s friends and family began raising money and supporting young people. In Charley’s Memory received official charity status in March 2015 (registration number 1160805) and since then has moved into premises in Burnham-on-Sea, with a team of volunteers and staff. In the 4 years ICM has been established the charity has grown considerably.
Meet the team
We have an amazing team of both student counsellors and qualified counsellor and are supervised in line with the most appropriate regulatory bodies code of ethics and good practice e.g British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
The Operations Manager is supported by volunteers who give up there free time to support ICM and help with running this amazing organisation.
In Charley’s Memory aims to do the following within Somerset and surrounding areas.
We offer 1-to-1 counselling, so you can work through your feelings with your counsellor in a safe, supportive space. There is a small donation required and this will be discussed at your first appointment.
To make support services to young adults with Mental Health conditions more accessible and reliable to work with other organisations and to help raise the profile of Mental Health.
To advance the education and knowledge surrounding Mental Health within learning environments and wider communities; we achieve this by working closely with schools and colleges and through drop in sessions and school assemblies.
To support and guide the network of people around someone with Mental Health conditions, we achieve this with our “friends and family support group”.
To reach out to young people looking to learn about mental health and recruit them as Ambassadors; run exciting projects and programmes designed to improve the wellbeing of the young people of the West Country.
In Charley’s Memory is a friendly, local and open charity that is determined and passionate to make a difference.
At ‘In Charley’s Memory’ we can help you in lots of ways.
Please contact us if you would like any further help.
Our founder dreams of having a safe place where young people can go and stay and receive the help and support they need, in a beautiful setting where their friends and family can come and visit and also receive support during this difficult time. "Charley's Haven" is the dream and the aspiration.