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30 July 2012Each year over a quarter of a million children and young people in the UK seek help from child and adolescent mental health services. For how many can we be sure that the service has actually helped?
Each year over a quarter of a million children and young people in the UK seek help from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). For how many can we be sure that the service has actually helped?
The Anna Freud Centre is proud to host the CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), a not-for-profit grassroots collaboration which was setup by clinicians to help them answer these questions and find the most effective ways to help the young people and families they see.
Currently over half CAMH services in the UK are part of the collaboration, including both statutory and voluntary sector providers, in the NHS and in schools, and including some members in Scandinavia. A range of professional bodies are also members of CORC including the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)and Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
CORC recently also won a tender with the Department of Health to collect and analyse all data from the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme.
If you want to learn more, get involved, or support the work we do, please visit http://www.corc.uk.net/