Learn from world-leading experts to update and transform your practice

Are you a leader or aspiring leader in child and youth mental health settings? Looking to transform what you can offer young people and families? 

On this course:

  1. Learn about THRIVE, the UK’s most widely used innovative framework for transforming child and youth mental health provision
  2. Hear about the latest evidence base from world-leading experts
  3. Develop your own leadership project in collaboration with course leaders and international attendees


Led by Prof Miranda Wolpert MBE and Kate Dalzell, you will gain valuable learning in leading services which are clinical and cost-effective, accessible, engaging and sustainable.  A unique overview of best practice in Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is provided through tuition on cutting edge evidence, policy, outcomes, payments and user participation. 

In a small group setting of max. 20 people, hear from internationally recognised UK-based experts:

  • Miranda Wolpert, lead author of THRIVE, on how the framework can transform practice in settings which support child and youth mental health
  • Kate Dalzell on how to embed outcomes-focused practice and support self and community approaches to supporting mental health
  • Ann York on how to embed shared decision making and choice in service structures including use of the CAPA model
  • Kate Martin on how to give service users a voice
  • Peter Fuggle on how to ensure better working across teams working with those most at risk including use of the AMBIT approach
  • Peter Fonagy on the latest evidence-base in child mental health

Also, you will work on your own service development project throughout the course, receiving expert help. Past projects have included:

  • Embedding routine outcome measures in a new voluntary sector service
  • Redesigning public health service provision, improving waiting times
  • Demonstrating the effectiveness of an independent sector service
  • Setting up a new training course for paediatric nurses
  • Working more effectively with partners such as schools, NHS health services and charities
  • Ensuring service user voice informs service development

Who is this course suitable for?

The course will be beneficial to child mental health professionals from clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing or therapy backgrounds; policy officers; and professionals from related sectors such as social work, education, paediatrics, or the non-statutory sector (NGOs).

It will be most relevant to:

  • Practitioners in clinical management positions
  • Service managers
  • Aspiring professionals to develop leadership skills in this field
  • Professionals working in private practice

"Thoroughly enjoyable. The amount of knowledge of presenters regarding research, services, useful information was mind-blowing." - Participant 2018

"I enjoyed learning about CAPA and using a structured approach to thinking about who your target is, what exactly the intervention is and being very specific about the outcomes etc." - Participant 2018

"[I liked] the mix of attendees on the course, the group discussions and the opportunity to work on your own projects (with protected time for this) with guidance from Kate and Miranda." - Participant 2018

Early Bird Fee

If you are a non-CORC member, there will be an early bird discount until 31st March 2019. From 1st April 2019, the standard fees will replace the early bird fees.The standard fees are as follows:

Standard individual fee: £790

Standard group fee per person (minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people): £760


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Professor Miranda Wolpert

CORC Director and Chair of the CORC Board

Miranda is Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at UCL, Head of the Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination programme at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). Miranda is a clinical psychologist by background and worked for many years in the NHS and schools providing therapy to young people and families in London and Bedfordshire. Miranda is committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision, and is recognised for her contributions to help ensure patient voice is at the heart of clinical practice and service commissioning.

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