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Table 1 Brief outline of children and young people group sessions

From: A community-based intervention (Young SMILES) to improve the health-related quality of life of children and young people of parents with serious mental illness: randomised feasibility protocol

Session Objectives
Session 1: Welcome to Young SMILES Understand the aim of the group and introduce key themes, e.g. the fictitious family
Session 2: All about me Understand a sense of self and identify personal strengths and qualities
Session 3: What happens in my family? Understand mental illness and the impact it can have on a young person’s family
Session 4: Things we worry about Identify the sources of feelings and understand healthy and unhealthy responses to them
Session 5: Our world Identify key sources of stress and the building blocks needed for a foundation of feeling good
Session 6: Where do I go when I need help? Identify support networks and learn how to access help from professionals
Session 7: Enjoying being me Understand personal strengths and aspirations; recognise which aspirations they can shape
Session 8: Moving on together Celebrate progress, consolidate relationships and plan for the future