The publication of a new national outcome metric for youth mental health is imminent. The implementation of Mental Health Support Teams is driving more outcome measurement in schools and colleges. The calls on mental health support are increasing and diversifying. Can our outcome measurement approaches answer this challenge?

During the CORC Forum 2019, 21st November, we have shared young people’s responses to these developments, the latest position from NHS England, service innovation from our members, new CORC research, and learning from the international arena. 


The global picture for youth mental health 

Conclusions from the World Economic Forum’s exploration of international models for youth mental health and proposals on a global model

Craig Hodges, leader of World Economic Forum’s Mental Health Intervention Project and Director of National programmes at Orygen co presented with Ella Gow, Youth Partnership Facilitator at Orygen

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Project snapshot: measures for children and young people with learning disabilities

BPS and CORC collaboration to progress practice and guidance in this area

Dr Rowena Rossiter, Cornwallis North East University of Kent

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Resources by young people for young people: the journey of an outcome measure

As part of our work with Young People, we wanted to know what questions young people want to ask mental health researchers, mental health practitioners and mental health service providers.

The ultimate goal is to use these questions as a foundation for our bigger work on producing a short film, co-produced by young people, to help young people and their friends and family to better understand what happens to their information and data when accessing help and support. For example, why do services want this information in the first place? Does it affect the treatment or therapy in any way? How is this information being treated and where is it going to be used outside the mental health services, such as research?

Amy Mary Rose Herring, Young Champion at Anna Freud Centre & Nick Tait, CORC Programme Manager

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Recent developments from CORC

The latest learning, innovations and direction of travel from CORC and collaborators

Kate Dalzell, CORC Director

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NHSE: joining up the approach on outcome measurement – latest developments

Sally Milne and Jessica Sharp - Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team, NHS England

As we are in a pre-election period, we can answer questions on details of the work done to date, but cannot comment on matters on which that are for a future government to determine. 

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Routine outcome monitoring across organisational boundaries

Sharing their experiences of bringing together the outcome measurement approaches of two neighbouring Trusts

Barry McLernon and Seán O’Brien from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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 What’s the impact of measuring wellbeing in schools?

  • CORC research: how young people are affected by being asked questions about their mental health

  • Community Wellbeing: how measuring wellbeing has impacted on the whole school approaches of 5 schools

Nick Tait - CORC Programme Manager, Julia Alberga - Consultant project manager at The Jewish Leadership Council, Ben Ritchie – CORC Informatics Lead

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Make sure you check out our photos from the day 

Do get in touch with us for any further information on CORC, our members and work to support services working with children and young people's mental health. 

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