The CORE outcome measure (CORE-10) is a session by session monitoring tool with items covering anxiety, depression, trauma, physical problems, functioning and risk to self. The measure has six high intensity/ severity and four low intensity/ severity items.

The Young Person's CORE (YP-CORE) is a ten item measure designed for use with the 11-16 years age range. 


CORE measurement tools are available from CORE IMS (Information Management Systems).

Further information

Twigg, E., Barkham, M., Bewick, B.M.m Mulhern, B., Connell, J. & Cooper, M. (2009) The Young Person's CORE: Development of a brief outcome measure for young people. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 9 (3).

Twigg, E., Cooper, M., Evans, C., Freire, E., Mellor-Clark, J., McInnes, B. & Barkham, M. (2016). Acceptability, reliability, referential distributions and sensitivity to change in the Young Person's Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (YP-CORE) outcome measure: replication and refinement. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21 (2), 115-123.

Please note that the information on this page was last updated in April 2017.