The AANA Peer Assistance and Wellness Committees have joined with Parkdale Center to provide free online support groups for those on the front-lines of this pandemic. These are for any health care professional, not just anesthesia providers. Follow the link here for more information - https://parkdalecenter.com/support-the-front.
Online Peer and Moderated Support Groups
Join healthcare peers or prominent experts as they share information and methods on dealing with trauma, stress, burn-out, recovery, and how to maintain self-care during tumultuous times. Meetings are open 15 minutes before designated start time. Log in early as space is limited. Meeting frequency will increase as needed, and topics may be added with your requests and suggestions. If meeting attendance verification is required, please email that address that is attached to the meeting. Please submit any other questions or requests to info@SupportTheFront.com.
Support Group 1, Frontline Healthcare Provider Support:
If you are a healthcare provider currently on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, please join us at one of these open sessions. Meet your colleagues, share your stories, give and take hope to each other, and destress after a long shift. Know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer).
Support Group 2, Family Members and Loved Ones' Support:
If you are a family member or the spouse of a healthcare provider on the front lines and struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, worry about the unknown or the safety of your loved one, join us here. Know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer).
Support Group 3, Healthcare Provider Addiction and Recovery Support:
If you are a healthcare provider and struggling with addiction or alcoholism currently or in the past, we are here to help support you through these difficult times. These groups provide a safe place to come together and support each other as we move through these stressful and trying times. Some groups are closed, invitational, and password-protected to ensure you can share your experience with the confidence in knowing it will be kept confidential. As risk factors for addiction and alcoholism are at its highest right now, know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer).