We collect, explain and interpret outcomes with young people in mind

Every year over a quarter of a million children, young people and their carers attend Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK. We want to understand what helps them best.

We collaborate to improve the quality of CAMHS nationwide

We are a grassroots learning collaboration of mental health professionals from 70 services across the UK and Scandanavia committed to ensuring that young people and their families receive the best help possible. Since October 2011 we have been commissioned by the Department of Health to centrally collate and analyse outcomes from the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) initiative.

We train CAMHS professionals in how to use outcome data

We offer free training to our members, consultancy to interested parties and advise government. We are currently collaborating with the Evidence Based Practice Unit on free Masterclasses in Embracing Uncertainty when Reasoning about Outcomes. We also offer specific training in using patient reported outcome measures to improve service effectiveness: U-PROMISE. Example training videos are available.