Table 2

Acceptability and feasibility research objectives

Objectives
PrimaryDetermine the number of MH practitioners who meet study eligibility criteria and who enrol in the LIVES for Families PFA training programme (overall and per week of recruitment).
Assess the proportion of enrolled MH practitioners who complete the LIVES for Families PFA training programme as a measure of acceptability of the programme; with completion consisting of participation and completion of all three training sessions.
Determine the feasibility of collecting training programme outcome (ie, secondary objective) data among eligible and enrolled MH practitioners at baseline, 2-week and 6-month follow-up time points.
Explore the acceptability of the LIVES for Families PFA training programme and evaluation procedures in a subsample of eligible and participating MH practitioners and their managers.
SecondaryDetermine whether completion of the LIVES for Families PFA training programme among enrolled MH practitioners leads to significant improvements in their self-reported preparedness and self-efficacy related to recognising and responding to COVID-19-related stressors among their clients.
Determine whether completion of the LIVES for Families PFA training programme among enrolled MH practitioners leads to significant changes in self-reported measures of burn-out and secondary traumatic stress.
  • MH, mental health; PFA, psychological first aid.