• Ashley Wyatt

    CORC Chair

    Ashley Wyatt

    CORC Chair

    Ashley Wyatt has been involved with CAMH provision for the past 20 years. He was the Leeds CAMHS commissioner for Health and the Local Authority, and was instrumental in developing closer  links between emotional health provision in schools and health based CAMH services in Leeds. He spent some time working for the Yorkshire and Humber NHS England Clinical Network, and also chaired one of the five CYP IAPT Collaborative Groups.

    He is now Chair of Governors of a primary school, and therefore increasingly observes mental health provision for young people from an education perspective.

    As a member of the CORC Board for the last 15 years he has seen CORC develop its range of functions, and now, as Chair of the Board, he is committed to CORC both adapting to, and influencing, emerging policy and practice concerning children and young people’s emotional health. 

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  • Dr Duncan Law

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    Dr Duncan Law

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    Duncan Law is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 25 years experience working across the National Health Service (NHS), Local Authority, higher education, and third sectors. He is Consultant Clinical Associate at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families (AFNCCF) and with Changing Minds UK. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London & Royal Holloway University of London, and director of MindMonkey Associates.  He is the former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.

    A founding board member of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), he has particular interest in evidence-informed and feedback-informed practice, shared-decision making & working with goals in therapy.  In 2018 Oxford University Press published his book, ‘Working with goals in psychotherapy and counselling’.  He is the developer of the goals-based outcomes (GBO) tool – please visit www.goals-in-therapy.com for more information.

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  • Kate Martin

    Founder and Director of Common Room Consulting

    Kate Martin

    Founder and Director of Common Room Consulting

    Kate Martin is the Founder and Director at Common Room Consulting Ltd. Kate Martin has over 15 years’ experience of working across the youth, social care, disability and mental health sectors in the UK. Kate’s experience centres on children and young people’s participation, shared decision making, and collaborative practice, as well as in promoting children’s rights and disability equality. Kate is also working on her PhD at the UCL Institute of Education, researching shared decision making with young people with mental health issues. 

    Kate is also the Lead for:

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  • Mick Atkinson

    Independent Consultant

    Mick Atkinson

    Independent Consultant

    Mick Atkinson is a qualified Social worker with over 25 years’ experience of driving change for children and families. His work experience has spanned the Statutory, Voluntary and Community Sectors and involved both operational management and strategic planning. He has particularly expertise in children and young people’s mental health and the effect of adverse childhood experience on emotional development and resilience. As Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition he has considerable experience of partnership working, campaigning, policy and external affairs. This skill set lead to working closely with government as a member of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce who recently produced Future in Mind. His ongoing commitment is for better prevention, access and support for young people, particularly in school. Mick is also a Director of the Children’s Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), which is the UK's leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people's mental health and wellbeing and a Governor of the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School.

    "As a previous member of CORC several years ago, I grew to appreciate the importance of CORC in order to promote and galvanise the effective use of outcome data to drive good practice. Routine measurement of outcomes within the field of children’s mental health has move seismically over the past 5 years, but there are still more questions than answers. CORC continues to develop and is perhaps more important than ever in holding together an increasingly disparate array of frontline services supporting children and young people."

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  • Beth Ingram

    Director of Hearts & Minds Peer Support and Youth Mental Health Consultant

    Beth Ingram

    Director of Hearts & Minds Peer Support and Youth Mental Health Consultant

    Beth is Director of Hearts & Minds, a Peer Support charity for young people experience mental health difficulties, as well as a consultant, trainer and advisor in youth mental health for a whole range of schools, services and organisations. Her interest in the mental health of young people comes from her own lived experience and so she is especially passionate about bringing the perspective of young people and those with lived experience into decision making and service provision. 

    "I support CORC because I believe support for young people's mental health needs to improve, but that this will only happen if we know what does and doesn’t work well in current service provision. From my ‘professional’ perspective I know how easy it is to assume I or my service knows what will help a young person, yet from my own lived experience I know how disempowering that can be and how it often doesn’t end in a positive experience. The research CORC does allows both those groups to come together along with researchers and academics to look at what a wide collection of data actually suggests is the case and then how this information can be used to improve what we are already doing as a system and a society. I am a Board Member because I believe and trust in the values of the organisation and want to contribute to those being upheld and the organisation always looking for opportunities to improve." 

    Follow Beth is on Twitter and YouTube.

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  • Dr Isobel Fleming

    Dr Isobel Fleming

    Isobel is an experienced Public Sector Senior Leader, with a passion for high quality learning and development, underpinned by sound evidence. Adept at leading change, developing strategy and policy to meet delivery priorities. She has worked across health, education and social care. Before taking up her current role within a Local Authority, Isobel was Head of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and worked with colleagues across EBPU and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on a range of high profile projects including; DfE funded Evaluations, development of CAMHS Payment Systems and Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT).

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  • Dr Ann York

    Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Dr Ann York

    Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Dr Ann York has been on the CORC Board for many years. She holds a range of national and regional roles that all are about improving services. Ann no longer works clinically and her roles involve working with providers and commissioners to support quality improvement, including to embed outcome measurement and capture and report data.

    "What a privilege to contribute to the influential change in the profile and use of outcomes our network has brought about! A true story- this experience with my daughter really brought things home- watching her rush through completing an outcome measure before her appointment (given to her by a rather fed up looking receptionist) I asked how it was used with her. She said she didn't know, no one ever looked at it, and she just ticked anything. Please- let's not let this happen any more! We must make measurement meaningful. And that's why I love being part of CORC."

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