Reboot: Supportive Coaching for Critical Care Nurses

We are delivering a supportive coaching intervention, ‘Reboot’, to Critical Care Nurses within the NHS as part of a research study funded by the Burdett Trust.

What is Reboot?

Reboot aims to support and prepare Critical Care Nurses for the highly stressful events regularly faced during work situations, such as stressful interactions with colleagues, poor patient outcomes and clinical errors. It draws on evidence-based strategies and consists of two small-group, interactive webinars and two one-to-one coaching phone calls with a qualified, experienced psychological therapist.

Reboot takes around 6 hours in total to complete, spread across a period of 6 weeks.

The webinars involve group discussions and experiential exercises and draw on case studies which are specifically designed for Critical Care Nurses. Above all, Reboot is practical and positive: we understand that Critical Care Nurses need the chance to talk about work stressors with other nurses and learn skills that can be used to cope with day-to-day work events.

What will I be asked to do?

If you are interested in being involved and are happy to provide us with your details, we will contact you to provide a bit more information about Reboot and, if you choose, to also allocate you to your first group webinar. Altogether, you will be asked to participate in two small-group webinars (around 5 nurses in each group) which will last about 2 hours each. You will also be asked to take part in two one-to-one coaching phone calls with the psychological therapist (around 45-60 minutes each). We understand that Critical Care Nurses have extremely busy schedules, so we will arrange the webinars and phone calls at times that work for you.

Reboot is being delivered as part of a research study: we want to understand whether it is an acceptable and beneficial intervention to nurses, and to explore whether it should be offered more widely. To help us with this, we will ask you to respond to some brief questionnaires (1) before participating, (2) after the second webinar and (3) after the second coaching phone call. These will take around 10 minutes to complete each time. A researcher will also contact you 3-4 weeks after you have participated to ask questions about your experience.  We would really appreciate your time and help with this.

I would like more information, or to take part. What should I do?

Just give us your contact details using the button below and our Senior Research Fellow, Kathy Vogt, will be in touch.

These are the workshop dates below. You must choose one Workshop 1 and one Workshop 2 – when booking, please ensure that your Workshop 1 takes place before your Workshop 2. You will be able to indicate your choice on the webform via the Orange button above. If you are unable to attend any workshop 1 or 2 dates, unfortunately, you will not be able to take part or complete the programme, as we are in the last 6 weeks of the project. We are really sorry if this is disappointing.

Workshop 1:

  • Wednesday 26 January at 12:00-14:00
  • Thursday 27 January at 12:00-14:00
  • Friday 28 January at 10:00-12:00
  • Friday 4 February at 15:00-17:00

Workshop 2:

  • Wednesday 2 February at 12:00-14:00
  • Thursday 3 February at 12:00-14:00
  • Friday 4 February at 10:00-12:00
  • Friday 11 February at 15:00-17:00