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Table 2 Overview of intervention sessions

From: Study protocol: evaluation of a parenting and stress management programme: a randomised controlled trial of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control

Session Content Duration Delivered by
Being a Positive Parent Triple P Discussion Group • Introduction to principals of positive parenting 120 minutes Trained Triple P practitioners employed by the NHS GGC
• Taught skills to support child’s competence and development, and build a positive relationship with their child
Dealing with Disobedience Triple P Discussion Group • Introduction to reasons for child disobedience and parenting traps
• Taught skills to encourage positive child behaviour and to manage disobedience
Stress Control Session 1: Information about stress • Introduction to Stress Control 90 minutes Employees of the NHS GGC, STEPS Primary Care and Mental Health Team
• Information about common mental health problems provided
Stress Control Session 2: Controlling your body • Introduction to how stress affects your body
• Taught skills to control your body
Stress Control Session 3: Controlling your thoughts • Introduction to how stress affects your thoughts
• Taught skills to control your thoughts
Stress Control Session 4: Controlling your actions • Introduction to how stress affects your actions
• Taught skills to control your actions
Stress Control Session 5: Controlling your panic, using your breathing to control stress, prevention skills and medication • Introduction to panic and stress
• Taught skills to control panic
• Information on medications and antidepressants is provided
Stress Control Session 6: Controlling your sleep, wellbeing, and controlling your future • Introduction to how stress affects your sleep
• Introduction to wellbeing
• Skills to control your sleep and managing stress in the future