The CORC Advisory Group formed at the end of 2022. It is a diverse group of young people, parents and carers, and professionals with a commitment to progressing CORC's vision: that all children and young people's wellbeing support be informed by real-world evidence so that every child thrives. 

Our Advisory Group members have committed to sharing their knowledge, expertise and experience to inform, influence and steer CORC’s work. It includes:  

  • young people (aged 18 to 25 years) with lived experience of mental health challenges or an interest in emotional wellbeing

  • parents and carers with lived experience of navigating mental health support and resources available to support children and young people

  • professionals working in mental health, wellbeing, or education (spanning frontline work, management, commissioning, policymaking and researchers / academics).

The Advisory Group help CORC’s work to be:

  • informed by a broader range of lived experience  

  • more effective in working towards achieving our vision

  • complementary to other work happening to improve support for children, young people and families.

We use the Lundy model of participation to guide our work with the Advisory Group. This is a rights-based approach, and sets out four elements that need to be considered for rights-compliant participation: space, voice, audience and influence. We use the model to help us attend to these domains and to hear, listen to and act upon the voices of those we work with. You can find out more about this here.

Areas that the group has looked at over the last twelve months include:

Advisory Group members have also been able to join informal sessions that explored how recent research is challenging traditional approaches, and involving young people in our work.

We are extremely appreciative of the support and insight that people who have joined the group are offering. We meet formally three times a year, and these meetings are interspersed with other sessions where members come together for learning, sharing and networking.

You can find out more about what the Advisory Group do from this Role Description here. If you are interested in the work of the Advisory Group, do keep an eye on our newsletter or social media feed. 



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