Support the Front Line - Virtual Support Groups & Resources

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).