Table 1

Intervention structure, content and delivery

App contentDelivery and guidance
Mixed formatGroup format
Session 1‘P’ step of problem identification and prioritisation; practice of emotion regulation exercise of ‘colour breathing’, a guided breathing exercise with visualisation.Embedded ImageIndividual
1:1 onboarding to orient the student to the app and build rapport.
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Group
Group onboarding to orient students to the app and build rapport.
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Session 2‘O’ step of option generation, weighing pros and cons and selecting the best option; practice of emotion regulation exercise of mindful stretching.Embedded ImageGroup
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Group
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Session 3‘D’ step of making a ‘do it’ plan for selected option; practice of emotion regulation exercise of ‘happy place’ guided imagery exercise of imagining a place they feel happy, safe and calm.Embedded ImageGroup
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Group
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Session 4Review the outcome of the ‘do it’ plan and make a revised plan where necessary; practice of emotion regulation exercise of the participant’s choice.Embedded ImageIndividual
1:1 review of student’s progress and understanding of POD steps.
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.
Group
Group review of students’ progress and understanding of POD steps.
Independent gameplay of the app with support and troubleshooting as required.