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Table 1 Topic guides for semi-structured interviews

From: Developing a community-based psycho-social intervention with older people and third sector workers for anxiety and depression: a qualitative study

  Topic guide for older people Topic guide for third sector workers
Views on low mood and stress among older people Explore personal experiences of low mood or stress (or awareness of others who have experienced low mood or stress) Experience of working with older people with depression and/or anxiety
Coping and help seeking Role of third sector organisations in providing support
Type and effectiveness of healthcare received Level of training and support for workers
Coping with low mood and stress in the future Views on experiencing low mood or stress in the future Views on working with older people with depression or anxiety in the future
Coping and help seeking in the future Comfortability and confidence to work with older people with depression or anxiety
Awareness/appropriateness of Age UK North Staffordshire Encountering self-harm with older people
Views on the NOTEPAD study Views on taking part in a research project Views on training to support older people with depression or anxiety
Acceptability of one-to-one intervention: visits from third sector workers Acceptability of one-to-one intervention: training needs and delivery, level of support needed, recording sessions
Acceptability of group activities Views on whether older people would find this appropriate
Concerns or risks Acceptability and suitability of group activities for depression and/or anxiety