CORC Forum 2022 - Thursday 24th November

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. 

Members and colleagues are invited to join us at our flagship annual event.  We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Peter Fonagy as our keynote speaker, alongside a range of other stimulating presenters.  Our rich programme will cover both big picture developments, and practical and applied learning for those delivering support in health, education or voluntary and community settings.  The Forum is a fantastic opportunity to hear the latest research and innovation in understanding and improving child and youth mental health outcomes and we invite you to register using the link below. 

The event will take place on Thursday 24th November from 10:00 - 15:00 GMT (online).

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The day will feature the following, and you can download the full schedule for the day here:

CORC Forum 2022 schedule 

CORC  Forum speaker bios

Professor Peter Fonagy (Chief Executive, Anna Freud Centre and Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL)

Child mental health is too important to be left to child mental health services: The implications of our changing understanding of the nature of mental health to service design and the measurement of the effectiveness of services. 

Kate Dalzell (Head of CORC)

Developments from the Child Outcomes Research Consortium. 

The latest research and innovation in understanding and improving child and youth mental health outcomes. 

Emma Storey, Aradhana Rana  (Programme Manages, NHS England)

Innovations in routine outcome monitoring: learning from practitioners and service users through user-centred design

Learning from the six mental health services partnerships who been applying user-centred design approaches to improving children, young people and clinicians’ experiences of routine outcome measurement –  as part of a wider investment by NHS England in to address challenges in mental health services and improve outcomes for patients.

Professor Jess Deighton (Director of Applied Research and Evaluation, Anna Freud Centre and Professor of Child Mental Health and Wellbeing, UCL):

Towards a broader conceptualisation of mental health need: How recent research is challenging traditional approaches

Jess Deighton draws on the findings from recent studies linking population data to mental health service data to argue for a broader conceptualisation of mental health need, and to explore implications for identifying those in most need of different kinds of support.

Michelle Rudd, Hsin-Ping Wang and Ellis Joyce
(Transformation Lead for Rise, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, CBT Therapist & CYP IAPT Clinical Lead, CAMHS-RISE and Service Improvement Project Manager) - Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust


Dr Debbie Emberley, Dr Leslie Anne Campbell and Dr Sharon Clark(Psychologist, Advanced Practice Leader- Research, Evaluation, Outcomes, Associate Professor and Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes) and (Psychologist and Advanced Practice Leader, CAPA) - IWK Health

What does is look like to lead change?  Service journeys embedding routine outcome measurement.

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust will share their improvement journey, embedding routine outcome measurement in their service through times of change.

IWK will bring an international perspective, talking about how they navigated their path towards meaningful outcomes by bringing together vision and values with persistence and curiosity across their services of mental care.   

Dr Jenna Jacob (CORC Co-Research Lead):

Take-aways from the most recent research on measuring improvement using the Goals-based outcomes tool.  

The use of the goal-based outcomes tool (GBO) to track outcomes has increased in recent years and the research on the psychometric properties and its use is catching up. This presentation will include the implications for practice from our own latest findings on the practicalities of using goal-based outcome measurement tools, as well as the latest evidence from wider afield, focused on the psychometric properties of the tool.              

Dr Elsie Whittington

(Youth researcher and practitioner.  Elsie is the Youth Co-creation Lead for the #BeeWell programme based at the GMCA.  Elsie's work with young people prioritises youth centred and participatory methods). 

More than voice, more than a survey.

Elsie Whittington will be sharing how young people in Greater Manchester have been responding to and acting on the findings of the #BeeWell schools survey.  Using the Lundy Model of Participation as a framework, Elsie will share case examples of how young people are influencing and supporting change, from commissioning projects to being in conversation with local leaders.

Attendance at CORC events is a benefit of CORC membership so joining the CORC Forum is  free for staff at CORC paid-member organisations (maximum ten places per setting for full members and one place per setting for associate members) but you do need to register by emailing us at

For non-paid-members the fee is £40 per person.  

Following on from our successful online Forum last year, this year’s CORC Forum will again take place online. We are looking forward to sharing regional, national and international mental health developments with our CORC members, Learning Network and colleagues.

Recordings will be made available to CORC members and ticket holders after the event.


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