MASStrong for Healthcare Workers

Supporting and Prioritizing the Resiliency and Mental Health of the Healthcare Workforce

MASStrong for Healthcare Workers is a program of free group-based mental healthcare support for frontline workers. It is offered by GPS Group Peer Support (GPS) in partnership with the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. Participating healthcare workers can receive up to $180 to complete surveys.*


Benefits to your business

  • Frontline caregiving requires enormous skill and these positions are hard to fill.
  • A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Massachusetts healthcare workers found that nearly 40 percent planned to leave the profession within five years and post-pandemic staffing shortages persist throughout the Commonwealth’s healthcare sector.
  • Providing mental health support for frontline healthcare workers can lead to increased employee retention.
  • Lower turnover reduces disruptions in patient care as well as the costs associated with hiring and training new staff.
  • MASStrong for Healthcare Workers is effective and it’s free.


How can your staff participate?

  • Your staff can enroll online via a link created for your company. Just email and we’ll set it up for you.
  • Staff can participate in up to three online mental health support sessions.
  • Sessions take place via Zoom with a phone, tablet, or computer, and staff can receive up to $180 to complete surveys.*


Quality control

  • Meetings use the GPS model of mental wellness group support, which is easily accessible and trauma-informed.
  • Sessions are facilitated by mental health clinicians or trained, non-clinical workers with relevant lived experience.
  • By offering this resource outside of your workplace, participants working in the same field, but across various employers, are assured of confidentiality.
  • MASStrong for Healthcare Workers sessions are safe, confidential, and free.

 For more information, call 413-206-6249 or email


*MASStrong participants will be given an option to complete surveys, for which they can receive gift cards as thank you. The information collected will be used in a research study to measure the effectiveness of the program. Participation in the research study is optional.

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