Measuring what matters in child and youth mental health: what’s a fair way to measure a service?

How can we compare different services in a fair way?

Are the measures we use meaningful to young people, or just to clinicians and managers?

Join us to discuss cutting edge developments in outcome measurement in child and youth mental health. Hear about the latest research and join our panel in debate about how we shape the future for responsive and evidenced care.

This seminar is open to mental health and education professionals, service leads, commissioners and anyone interested in the future of children and young people’s mental health services.

Full Programme

13:30

Registration, refreshments and networking

14:00

Welcome and Introduction

14:05

Apples and pears? Devising a meaningful measure for comparing services

CORC Director Prof Miranda Wolpert introduces CORC’s work on analysing change across a combination of measures, and working with NHSE to devise a common metric for child and youth mental health outcomes.

14:30

Goal in one? Using goals set with young people to understand progress

CORC Research Lead presents our learning from the Goals Based Outcome measure: what these tell us about how services are supporting young people, and how we compare these idiographic measures at service level.

15:00

Coffee and Tea Break

15:20

Access for who? Recent findings from measuring service access and ethnicity

We present CORC research exploring the association between ethnicity and care pathway for children with emotional problems in routinely collected service data.

15:35

How would young people measure things?  What might the future look like for outcome measurement.

The development of mental health outcome measures has historically been practitioner-led. We share thinking from those with lived experience, and from ongoing co-production work about improvements to outcome measurement.

15:50

Panel-led discussion: what are the implications for services? 

An opportunity for attendees to raise questions and reflections with a panel of researchers and local commissioners, managers and young people.

16:20

Summary of the day and closing comments

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Nick Tait

Regional Officer for London and South East

As Regional Officer at CORC, Nick works directly with members in London and the South of England as well as on a range of projects in collaboration with CORC partner organisations. Nick joined CORC after working in schools, first as a teacher and then as head teacher of a large London primary school. Through his work with children he saw the importance of effective support for children’s mental health and wellbeing and worked with partner organisations to develop practice in school. He is particularly interested in the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children.

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