Welcome to the Beer-Harris Memorial Trust (formerly The Dominic Beer Memorial Trust)

The trust makes grants either to community based projects or to research projects that are for the benefit of people experiencing mental health issues. There is an emphasis (but not exclusive) on patients suffering from severe mental illness.

Our name changed (as of 2018) but our commitment has not! The change of name was for a very good reason and it is part of strengthening our charity’s aim to promote well being amongst people who suffer from mental illness.

In 2013, Dr Dominic Beer, psychiatrist and leading light in the field of ‘Challenging Behaviour’ (patients suffering severe mental illness) died. This charity was set up in his name and among our Trustees was Dominic’s nephew, Joseph Harris was a young man who cared passionately for the wellbeing of his peers and especially for those suffering from mental health issues. He was one of the Trust’s main fundraisers until his tragic death in November 2017. As a tribute to his memory, and in recognition of his service to the Trust and his aspirations for what the Trust might achieve the Trustees agreed to change the name of the Trust.

Since Joseph's death, many of his friends and other connections have been generously and enthusiastically involved in participating and organising fundraising activities. This has not only positively impacted donations but has also brought a sense of togetherness and community. The change of name has therefore in part symbolised a broadening of the trust's reach and communal aspect.

We have a facebook page with updates on our activity and mental health related info.

Unless otherwise specified, photos displayed on our site are original. This includes abstract artwork from Dominic Beer.



July 2021 Newsletter
The Trust have been producing monthly newsletters, including latest fundraising activity and supported mental health projects. These are all available HERE!

Future Fundraising Events
Warwicksire Sprint Triathlon October 3rd 2021, Stratford-upon-avon Cotswold 113 Half Ironman June 5th 2022 Outlaw Nottingham Ironman July 2022 (date to be confirmed)

Supported Projects
Over the past year we have made regular or new donations to the following charities: Oakleaf Enterprise, Just Life, Off the Fence, Bowhaven and Maggs Health Hub.

Fundraising update
Fundraising has been very successful so far in 2021 with funds of over £20,000 raised from May's Clay Shoot, June's Half Ironman and July's Ironman. We therefore remain in a strong position to continue with supporting our charity partners.

Please see Fundraising page for further information and photographs.

If you have any questions about events, please contact us via facebook, or use our facebook plugin to the right, or email

The Beer-Harris Memorial Trust (formerly The Dominic Beer Memorial Trust) is a registered charity in England (1155652)