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 patients with mental health problems. 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 also have a facebook page with updates on our activity and information on mental health.

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



The Beer-Harris Memorial Trust summer events (Photos Pexel Licensed)

BHMT Charity Cricket at KES
Please read here about the cricket match held on 29th June at King Edward VI Shakespeare School (KES), Stratford Upon Avon. This event raised over £800 for charitable causes!

BHMT Charity Football Day at Warwick University
A successful tournament was held on 13th July at Warwick University. Money raised currently at £850 and counting! Please read here!

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