Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. We hold data relating to mental health and wellbeing outcomes of more than 400,000 children and young people in the UK, representing the largest data set of this kind worldwide. For more information about CORC please go to http://www.corc.uk.net

In partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, we have recently developed a free eLearning module for children and young people’s mental health services staff, ‘Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people.’ Suitable for voluntary sector staff, data managers, researchers, administrators and those working in schools, the 3rd sector was one of the sectors that we primarily wanted to target when developing the module. I was hoping that you could please disseminate this opportunity to your members in your next newsletter or bulletin? I’ve attached a graphic and also a text blurb below if preferred:

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), in partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, has developed its first ever online eLearning module: ‘Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people’

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:

  1. Understanding mental wellbeing
  2. Introduction to outcome measures
  3. The benefits of measuring mental wellbeing
  4. Selecting and using measures
  5. Best practice using measures
  6. Using and interpreting data

Outcome measurement has become a focus of funders, commissioners and policy makers, as a tangible and reliable way in which to assess the welfare of children and young people in the care of wellbeing services and schools. The process can also have important benefits for the children and young people themselves as well as for associated professionals, projects, interventions and services.

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.

To access the eLearning module go to http://www.corc.uk.net/elearning/ for more information.

Danielle Antha

Projects and Membership Officer

Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) | Jordan House, 47 Brunswick Place, London, N1 6EB | T: 020 7433 2981 | E: danielle.antha@annafreud.org | www.corc.uk.net

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