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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