The behavioral and mental health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are pervasive within the Healthy Start community for both Healthy Start clients and staff. The vicarious trauma and stress of working with clients facing increased morbidity and mortality, loss of income, and food insecurity – coupled with the challenges of serving clients remotely – has taken a toll on Healthy Start program staff. In response, the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is partnering with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to provide two weekly online Healthy Start Staff Support Groups: one for Healthy Start Project Directors/Managers and one for Healthy Start Frontline Staff.

You’re doing such a great job supporting families during this time.  You also deserve support.  Led by PSI Facilitators, this group is a confidential place for you to share, receive support, and support one another.

How to register for a group

  1. Go to https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/psi
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Not Yet a Member?” section on the righthand side of the page. Follow the instructions to create a new user account.
  3. You will be asked if you are a Healthy Start Employee.  Answer yes.
  4. Once you create your free account you will have access to all of PSI’s offerings. Scroll through PSI’s support group calendar to find the Healthy Start support group you would like to attend. Click to register.

Please note that PSI does not allow observations of its parent groups.