Bringing together members and colleagues from the research, mental health and education sector, our annual CORC Forum features inspirational speakers, exciting topics and discussions and is the ideal event to expand your knowledge of mental health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.
Highlights this year included The Children’s Society sharing recent findings from The Good Childhood Report 2020 and Life on Hold: children’s well-being and COVID 19 and a closer look at the pressures that are making children and young people unhappy.
We shared our latest ‘big data’ analyses and looked at the relationships between the characteristics of children and young people seen by services, how they are using services, and the outcomes they see.
The presenters in our breakout sessions opened up a range of topical discussions, such as measuring outcomes in schools and in remote work; our efforts to better understand and address racial inequalities in measuring and understanding experiences of mental health and mental health support; and young people’s recommendations for services on outcome measurement.
We were joined by our colleagues from the Evidence Based Practice Unit, the Creative Youth Network, the Schools in Mind team from the Anna Freud Centre and many more.
Please find the programme of the day with speaker bios
Click on the image below to see what some participants have said:
A good childhood? Reflections on The Children’s Society’s 15 years of research into children’s subjective well-being
Richard Crellin - Policy Manager at Children's Society
Unpacking the association between case-mix, treatment outcome and service use: preliminary findings
Dr Julian Edbrooke-Childs - CORC Research Lead & Associate Professor at UCL
Recent developments from CORC - the latest learning, innovations and direction of travel from CORC and collaborators
Kate Dalzell - Head of CORC
Improving communication between service users and services - presenting co-developed video with Young Champions from the Anna Freud Centre
Practitioners in mental health often use questionnaires to understand more about different aspects of young people's mental health, to measure problems or strengths, or to track how they change over time. How do young people relate to filling in outcome questionnaires? In this video project some of the mental health practitioners in CORC member services and Young Champions from the Anna Freud Centre have shared their views.
The day also involved ten 45-minute breakout sessions. The presenters in our breakout sessions opened up a range of topical discussions, such as measuring outcomes in schools and in remote work; our efforts to better understand and address racial inequalities in measuring and understanding experiences of mental health and mental health support; and young people’s recommendations for services on outcome measurement. You can go through all breakout sessions in this interactive e-booklet. We want to use this space to summarise some of the challenges and solutions that have been discussed in each breakout session. If you have any comments or questions regarding any of the points, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.