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Table 2 Mental health knowledge, attitudes, confidence in helping and self-reported helping behaviour at follow up comparing those who had completed MHFA training with the rest of the samplea

From: A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a support and training intervention to improve the mental health of secondary school teachers and students – the WISE (Wellbeing in Secondary Education) study

  Mean score at baseline (SD) Mean score at follow up (SD) Difference at follow up (95 % CIs)b
Knowledge Statementsc
 Whole sample no training (n = 175) 6.5 (1.9) 6.6 (2.0) 1.84 (0.13, 3.56)
 Staff who completed training (n = 19) 7.3 (1.9) 8.9 (2.0) p = 0.04
Attitudes – Depression Vignetted
 Whole sample no training (n = 280) 32.2 (4.3) 32.3 (4.6) 1.87 (0.93, 2.80)
 Staff who completed training (n = 36) 34.2 (3.8) 35.5 (3.6) p < 0.01
Attitudes – Anxiety Vignetted
 Whole sample no training (n = 286) 33.1 (4.8) 33.4 (4.5) 2.01 (0.42, 3.59)
 Staff who completed training (n = 35) 34.9 (3.9) 36.4 (3.7) p = 0.02
Application of Algee – Depression Vignettee
 Whole sample no training (n = 284) 3.0 (1.5) 2.9 (1.6) 0.81 (0.13, 1.49)
 Staff who completed training (n = 35) 3.5 (1.7) 3.9 (1.7) p = 0.03
Application Of Algee – Anxiety Vignettee
 Whole sample no training (n = 267) 2.5 (1.4) 2.5 (1.4) 0.57 (−0.02, 1.17)
 Staff who completed training (n = 34) 2.7 (1.5) 3.2 (1.6) p = 0.06
  N (%) at baseline N (%) at follow up OR at follow up (95 % CIs)b
Moderate - High Confidence Helping a Colleaguef
 Whole sample no training (n = 179) 179 (57.2) 172 (55.0) 6.41 (3.00, 13.70)
 Staff who completed training (n = 38) 29 (76.3) 34 (89.5) p < 0.01
Moderate - High Confidence Helping a Studentf
 Whole sample no training (n = 312) 175 (56.1) 188 (60.-3) 4.23 (0.88, 20.32)
 Staff who completed training (n = 38) 35 (92.1) 35 (92.1) p = 0.07
Helped a Colleague at Least Once a Month in the Past Academic Yearg
 Whole sample no training (n = 149) 149 (48.4) 142 (46.1) 1.26 (0.86, 1.85)
 Staff who completed training (n = 36) 27 (75.0) 23 (63.9) p < 0.23
Helped a Student at Least Once a Month in the Past Academic Yearg
 Whole sample no training (n = 310) 185 (59.7) 181 (58.4) 2.35 (1.72, 3.22)
 Staff who completed training (n = 37) 34 (91.9) 32 (86.5) p < 0.01
  1. aAll analyses include only the subsample who have data at both time points
  2. bAdjusted for baseline measure
  3. cMaximum possible score of 12
  4. dMaximum possible score of 40
  5. eMaximum possible score of 10
  6. fResponse to question ‘How confident would you feel in helping a colleague/student who appears stressed or down?’ High (moderately, quite a bit, extremely) versus low (not at all, a little bit)
  7. gResponse to question ‘In the past academic year, how often have you provided emotional support to a distressed colleague/student?’ Once a month or more versus less than once a month