eLearning Module: Measuring mental wellbeing

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), in partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, has developed its first ever online eLearning module.

This eLearning aims to increase the awareness, understanding and confidence of non-specialist and school staff who support the wellbeing and mental health of children or young people to access the benefits associated with measuring mental wellbeing. This free interactive short course aims to demystify and simplify the whole process of using outcomes and feedback measures to monitor mental wellbeing and is laid out in six easy to follow parts. 

This course features engaging activities and quizzes to illustrate how staff can choose and use measures to monitor wellbeing and how to analyse wellbeing information to drive improvement and demonstrate effectiveness.

Participants told us: 

"Mental health is always an area that can be complex so I am feeling much more confident in understanding wellbeing issues and how to support." 

"The module gave a good understanding of how to introduce measures. the interactive aspect was also useful to help me see what knowledge I have gained."

"Thank you for providing this. I will share it with my colleagues."

To access the eLearning module please download these instructions and go to elearning.corc.uk.net

CORC Resource Hub: access our free toolkits and guidance

CORC also offers a collection of resources including support for data submission, research reports, toolkits, case studies and presentations from the CORC team and events. Use the filters to select the type of resource you're looking for.

To access our free resources please visit our Resource Hub.

Outcome and Experience Measures Hub

We list a variety of different outcome and experience measures on our website. The measures and supported information displayed on our website are intended to serve as an easily accessible resource for individuals looking for information on how to measure children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Unless otherwise stated, CORC is not the developer or copyright holder of these measures.

Please visit our Outcome and Experience Measures Hub.

Mental health toolkit for schools

This toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population. This, in turn, will help school and college leaders make use of school and college level data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address these. Efforts taken by schools and colleges to promote the physical and mental health of the student population creates a virtuous circle, reinforcing attainment and achievement that in turn improves student wellbeing, enabling students to thrive and achieve their full potential.

To help school staff use the toolkit effectively, CORC Regional Officer Lee Atkins is delivering  'Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People's Mental Wellbeing' training as part of on-going support for schools. The video can be found online below.

Training Videos: Use of goals, outcome and experience measures

Using service user feedback and outcome tools - training videos

CORC have developed the following videos to be used in training on the use questionnaire outcome measures used in CORC+ and CYP IAPT. They are not intended to present perfect practice but rather to stimulate discussion. How might you do it differently or better? The scenarios are based on real clinical examples although the young people are played by actors in the videos. Copyright is owned by CORC and the therapists jointly who all give permission for the videos to be used in non-commercial training and CPD events.

The whole playlist of videos can be found on our YouTube Channel and on our website

Goal Based Outcomes Training Videos

Another series of videos has been developed by the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme in conjunction with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the London and South East CYP-IAPT Learning Collaborative. The videos show examples of ways that practitioners and young people might work together to set and review collaborative goals. These videos are intended to provide examples of good practice and areas that could be improved; with the intention that they will facilitate discussions around goal setting. ​

The whole playlist of videos can be found on our YouTube Channel or our website

The eLearning module has really helped with developing my practice, understanding and supporting children's mental health is a focus for this year and measuring outcomes of the support we provide is our focus.

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