Recovery Boosting Training (REBOOT): an evaluation of a supportive intervention in medical students


This Yorkshire and Humber ARC study evaluated an online program called Reboot. Reboot aims to improve the mental health of medical students, who are at risk of high stress, depression, and burnout. Reboot combines group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions to teach skills based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles.

The researchers recruited 115 medical students from across the UK. The students participated in two online group workshops and an individual coaching call. The researchers measured resilience, confidence, burnout, and depression levels before, during, and after the program. They found that after participating in Reboot, students reported improvements in all outcomes. The program was feasible to implement and most students found it useful. The results suggest that Reboot may be a promising approach to help support medical students’ mental health, but more research is needed.

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