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Table 3 Healthy Parent Carers programme: outline of session content and activities

From: Healthy Parent Carers programme: development and feasibility of a novel group-based health-promotion intervention

Session Topics and group activities
Session 1: Introduction to health and wellbeing • Introductions and agreeing group ground rules • Health and wellbeing and what influences them for parent carers (group discussion) • Introduction to CLANGERS • Resilience (group game and discussion) • Managing responsibilities (group activity and discussion) • Self-assessment of health and wellbeing • Action planning
Session 2: Connect and Learn • Ice-breaker activity, review of the week (group sharing) • Introducing ‘Connect’ (group brainstorming) • Personal connections and sources of support (group activities and discussions) • Introducing ‘Learn’ (group brainstorming) • Learning to make a paper box (group activity) • Action planning
Session 3: Be Active and Notice • Ice-breaker activity, review of the week (group sharing) • Introducing ‘being Active’ (group brainstorming, video, group discussion) • Introducing ‘taking Notice’ (group brainstorming, video, group activities and discussion) • Action planning
Session 4: Give and Eat Well • Ice-breaker activity, review of the week (group sharing) • Introducing ‘Give’ (group brainstorming, activities, and group discussion) • Introducing ‘Eat well’ (group brainstorming, video, group activity and group discussion) • Action planning
Session 5: Relax and Sleep • Ice-breaker activity, review of the week (group sharing) • Introducing ‘Relax’ (group brainstorming, activities, and group discussion) • Introducing ‘Sleep’ (group brainstorming, activity, and group discussion) • Action planning
Session 6: Keeping healthy • Ice-breaker activity, review of the week (group sharing) • Managing stress (group brainstorming, video, activity and group discussion) • A group walk • Reflecting on progress, self-assessments of health and wellbeing • Long-term action planning • Recap of the programme and conclusions