CORC supports schools to measure the impact of mental health and well-being care using outcome measures (which often take the form of a questionnaire) and academic engagement measures such as attendance, attainment and behaviour. These can track the change in an individual’s mental health and wellbeing and can be reported by students, parents, carers, teachers or mental health and wellbeing professionals within the school context. By measuring impact, schools can understand and demonstrate where interventions have been effective and improve the planning and resourcing of child-centred support.

CORC’s team of mental health measurement experts can work together with individual schools, clusters or academy trusts through a CORC for Schools membership, which offers:

  • Tools for evaluation of mental health and wellbeing interventions, including comparison of findings with attendance and attainment data
  • Dedicated support and training on how to interpret findings and use them to shape child-centred support
  • Opportunity to share and learn from a network of mental health providers, schools, service user groups and researchers
  • Invitations to national and regional learning events with experts in mental health and emotional wellbeing

CORC have also collaborated with Public Health England and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families to publish a toolkit for schools and colleges to measure and monitor children and young people’s wellbeing. This aims to raise awareness of the range of tools available to school staff to measure wellbeing and evaluate the mental health needs of their pupils.

To inquire about getting involved please contact Kate Dalzell. Alternatively, visit our membership page (add link) for information on how to join CORC as a school or education provider.

CORC for Schools Membership

Find out more about what's included in our membership offer for schools

Membership Models

Interactions with CORC have been useful and helpful – clear discussions and support in thinking about what it is I am trying to do

School intervention coordinator, Leeds

Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People's Mental Wellbeing

Training video for schools on how to measure and evaluate wellbeing interventions
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