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Table 2 Brief outline of parent/carer 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 purpose of the group and start to share family information safely
Session 2: What our children do well Develop insights into how parents/carers can (and do) encourage and support their children to do well and feel good about themselves
Session 3: What our children worry about Identify sources of stress in their children and understand healthy and unhealthy responses
Session 4: How we support our children Identify obstacles to successful family communication and identify support networks
Session 5: Moving on together Celebrate progress, consolidate relationships and plan for the future