Our coaches consist of individuals across a range of NHS professions, from each of our three partner NHS trusts (Tees, Esk and Wears Valley NHS Foundation Trust, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and North West Ambulance Service).
As part of the BA intervention, BALM coaches work together with participants to deliver a collaborative intervention plan based on BA, using the self-help booklet as a guide.
Coaches receive regular supervision from a clinical member of the BALM study team.
As an optional element, interviews will also be conducted with all coaches who complete the intervention training and provide their consent.
Our coaches receive full training on the intervention, delivered by clinical members of the team experienced in the delivery and training of BA and involved in the intervention development.
See below for answers to some frequently asked questions about being a BALM coach.