Sign up to the CORC Forum: Outcomes for All? Finding a common language for child and youth mental health, 21st November

The publication of a new national outcome metric for youth mental health is imminent. The implementation of Mental Health Support Teams is driving more outcome measurement in schools and colleges. The calls on mental health support are increasing and diversifying. Can our outcome measurement approaches answer this challenge?

We share young people’s responses to these developments, the latest position from NHS England, service innovation from our members, new CORC research, and learning from the international arena. Join our 2019 Forum to be inspired by advances in thinking and practice. Contribute to the debate, and to ensuring our evidence can support improved wellbeing for all children and young people.



09:00 – 09:30

Registration, morning refreshments and networking

09:30 – 09:40

Introduction and welcome

09:40 – 10:25

The global picture for youth mental health 

Conclusions from the World Economic Forum’s exploration of international models for youth mental health – and proposals on a global model

Craig Hodges, leader of World Economic Forum’s Mental Health Intervention project and Director of National programmes at Orygen co presented with Ella Gow, Youth Partnership Facilitator at Orygen

10:25 – 10:55

Project snapshot: measures for children and young people with learning disabilities

BPS and CORC collaboration to progress practice and guidance in this area

Dr Rowena Rossiter, Cornwallis North East University of Kent

10:55 - 11:10


11:10 – 11:55

Resources by young people for young people: the journey of an outcome measure

Young people working with CORC share their initiative - developing more interesting and appealing ways to get clued-up on outcome measurement

11:55 – 12:35

Panel discussion

Are outcome measures working for everyone?

12:35 – 13:25


13:25 – 14:00

NHSE: joining up the approach on outcome measurement – latest developments

14:00 – 14:30

Routine outcome monitoring across organisational boundaries

Sharing their experiences of bringing together the outcome measurement approaches of two neighbouring Trusts

Barry McLernon and Sean O’Brien from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

14:30 – 15:00

What’s the impact of measuring wellbeing in schools?

  • CORC research: how young people are affected by being asked questions about their mental health
  • Community Wellbeing: how measuring wellbeing has impacted on the whole school approaches of 5 schools

Nick Tait, CORC Programme Manager and our partners from CWP

15:00 – 15:10


15:10 – 15:30

Recent developments from CORC

The latest learning, innovations and direction of travel from CORC and collaborators

Kate Dalzell, CORC Director

15:30 – 16:00

Panel discussion

Are outcome measures working in all contexts?


Event close


Please note, the Forum will take place at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Kantor Centre of Excellence, 4 – 8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH.


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Kate Dalzell

Head of CORC

Kate is Head of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and leads research, informatics and service support teams in taking forward CORC’s mission: promoting the meaningful use of evidence to improve child and youth mental health and wellbeing. Kate is also Head of Innovation and Dissemination at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Her background is in service development in a local authority context, and in particular applying data-driven approaches to embed a focus on outcomes. She has been active in improving service collaboration and coordination around community needs through her work across a range of public, voluntary and community sector bodies – in particular in regeneration contexts. Recently Kate has been exploring how evidence and feedback loops can improve the impact of self-care (non-professionally mediated approaches) in child and youth mental health, as well as continuing to improve CORC’s support to young people, commissioners, mental health practitioners and schools in making best use of evidence to improve outcomes.