How to Use This Guide

  • Within this section of the guide, you will find resources for employees
  • Highly recommended resources are denoted with a star (★)
  • Each resource also notes practical recommendations or strategies to help
  • This guide is a "living document" and may be continually updated over time. The date of last update is 6/12/20.

For Employees Summary

A range of virtual support tools, clinical services and self-guided programs have been made available specifically for Mass General Brigham employees. Some of these will require an institutional log-in for viewing and/or registration.

In this guide:



Self-Guided Resources

Resource: Mass General Brigham Pulse Hub for Mental Health Resources (log-in required) 
Source: Mass General Brigham

Key Points: 

  • Log-in required. Resource hub for Mass General Brigham Employees, including links to Mass General, BWH and McLean online resources. Specific subsection on how to access self-service mental health tools that have been made available for employees, including Headspace, Evermind and iCBT options

Resource: Resilience Augmentation for Medical Personnel (RAMP) 
Source: Mass General Department of Psychiatry

Key Points: 

  • Free 3-session web/video programs for healthcare workers to build resilience skills for COVID-19
    • Resilience Training (developed by Dr. Daphne Holt and team): mindfulness, cognitive flexibility, and self-compassion skills for practical application to stressors faced by healthcare workers
    • Stress Management & Resiliency Training (developed by Dr. Elyse Park and team): focus on mind-body skills for managing effects of stress, including relaxation training and healthy habits
    • Mindfulness for Wellness (developed by Dr. Louisa Sylvia and team): focus on basic mindfulness skills for coping

Groups and Services

Resource: Psychiatry Clinician Access for Referrals & Employee Support (Psychiatry CARES) Clinic
Source: Mass General Department of Psychiatry

Key Points: 

  • Brief virtual individual mental health sessions are available for all employees at Mass General and affiliated hospitals who are experiencing high levels of stress, trauma or bereavement due to the impact of providing COVID-related service in the hospital or outpatient clinics
  • This includes at least 1-3 virtual sessions with a skilled psychologist to help identify concerns and support staff through this crisis period, with further referral available if needed (including for medication evaluation to help with stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression, and/or longer-term psychological treatments)
  • To refer yourself or one of your staff to this program, please call 617-724-7150. If you have questions about this program, please contact Marti Kane (Kane.Martha@mgh.harvard.edu) or Justin Chen (Chen.Justin@mgh.harvard.edu)

Resource: Clinician Resiliency Groups
Source:
Benson-Henry Institute

Key Points: 

  • Free weekly, 1-hour group sessions to build stress management and resiliency skills for COVID-19 among frontline providers (e.g., RN, PA, MD, NP, etc.). Additional groups are being added.