Many people in the medical community are feeling stressed, sad, and exhausted. Challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic persist, as workers deal with staffing shortages, sicker patients, and increasing workforce safety issues. When something goes wrong during patient care, it is often a devastating event for the providers, too.

Peer support can help

Research shows that trained peer supporters can help colleagues deal with difficult emotions that impact their wellbeing and work performance.

We partner with hospitals and health systems to provide technical assistance and training so they can establish a peer support program tailored to their organizations’ needs.

We also connect individual clinician and staff members in need of help with trained peer volunteers through a free, confidential statewide virtual support network.

Finally, for workers in the long-term care sector, we are expanding access to a new group-based support model.

See below for available programs and please email us with any questions at Peer.Support@BetsyLehmanCenterMA.gov.

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Peer support programming for organizations

Technical help to build a tailored approach to peer support

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Virtual Peer Support Network for clinicians and staff

Free, confidential 1:1 peer support for individuals

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MASStrong for long-term care workers

A group-based peer support program, in partnership with GPS

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