Outcome Orientated

Outcome Orientated 'OO' is an umbrella organisation that brings together a collection of evidence based innovative projects that support the development of Mental Health services. These adopt an Outcome Orientated approach and are evidence based. They aim to transform the delivery of Mental Health services by maximising opportunities for delivering positive and recovery orientated outcomes for those with mental health problems.
Service Transformation / Consultancy

Full day all clinicians (maximum 25 participants), followed by
Full day for supervisors/managers, followed by
Consultation for up to 6 months

OO-CAMHS is a whole service model that incorporates existing evidence on how to improve outcomes, reduce DNAs and dropout rates and save money through improved therapeutic efficiency. Four CORE guiding principles underpin the OO-CAHMS approach: Consultation, Outcome, Relationship and Ethics of care.
There is a large international evidence base that has consistently shown certain extra-therapeutic factors (such as social context) and intra-therapeutic factors (such as therapeutic relationship) are most likely to influence outcome. Furthermore regular session-by-session measurement of outcome and therapeutic alliance has been shown to improve outcomes, reduce DNA?s and dropout rates, and save money through improved therapeutic efficiency. OO-CAMHS is the first CAMHS development that is designed to incorporate this evidence into a whole service model that can improve outcomes for all attending at the same time as maximising efficient use of resources.
Service transformation workshops format:
Using PowerPoint, video, simple role play, and group discussion, these workshops will provide the basis for a genuine service transformation project. Each clinician will be empowered to understand how they can improve their outcomes, improve their therapeutic relationships, avoid starting unnecessary treatments, avoid getting stuck in long term treatments of little benefit, and improve their discharge process. Supervisors will learn to use this knowledge to enhance outcomes, team dynamics, and therapeutic efficiency across the service and managers will understand their role in supporting this process.
As a result of fully implementing a service transformation project, outcomes will improve, rates of non-attendance will decrease, patient engagement with the service will improve, and length of treatment will come down, thereby saving money for the service.

Full day all clinicians:
  • Participants will learn about the evidence base on outcomes in CAMHS, what works, what doesn?t, and what the research says about how we can improve our effectiveness.
  • Participants will learn how to turn this knowledge into a clinical model capable of improving outcomes by applying the CORE principles.
  • Participants will learn how to improve multiagency work and team dynamics.
  • Participants will learn how to track their patient?s progress and the therapeutic alliance.
  • Participants will learn how to build and utilise a personal outcomes database.
Full day Supervisors/managers:
  • Participants will learn how to support the implementation of a whole service transformation project.
  • Participants will learn about using the CORE principles in supervision
  • Participants will learn how to incorporate the routinely generated outcome data to support supervision.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of careful data management

Consultation for 6 months:
  • On-going discussion through a format of the team's choice (phone, e-mail, visit to the course leaders) at a pre-agreed frequency will be provided.
  • Trouble-shooting advice to help keep the implementation project on course will be given.

Introduction to OO-CAMHS

Half day all clinicians/supervisors/managers

£ 595

Workshop Format:
  • PowerPoint, video, and group discussion.
Learning Objectives:
A workshop introducing the theory behind the OO-CAMHS approach, the OO-CAMHS model in practice, and how the project has developed thus far.
  • Participants will learn about the evidence base on what influences outcomes of treatment for common child and adolescent mental health problems.
  • Participants will learn how to turn these findings into a clinically feasible service model by applying the four CORE principles of OO-CAMHS delivery.
  • Participants will find out how to start changing any service delivering mental health care to children and families into an evidence based outcome orientated service.