Peer Support Program

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Nemours Peer Support Program

Just as Nemours Children's ensures the best care for our patients, we are committed to ensuring care for our associates as well. The Nemours Peer Support Program provides free and confidential emotional support to all of our associates for either workplace or home-related stressors. The program is operated by trained Nemours associates who provide active and nonjudgmental support.

Peer Support IS

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • For when associates experience stress at work or home
  • For when an associate is concerned about a colleague or peer (they may anonymously refer others)

Peer Support ISN’T

  • Tied to insurance
  • Therapy
  • Required
  • For long-term assistance

Who is Peer Support for?

The Peer Support Program is a free service available to all Nemours associates, residents and fellows. ALL referrals and services are kept confidential.

When associates should call

In response to stressors at work or home such as:

  • Exhaustion/burn-out
  • Feeling distressed following a traumatic patient event
  • Personal stressors such as relationship or financial concerns

Everyone can use some extra support sometimes, especially during stressful times like those we are currently experiencing. There is no shame in asking for support — and it is not a sign of weakness.

When is Peer Support available?

Support is provided days, nights and weekends based upon your preference.

How does an associate contact Peer Support?

Associates can reach out either by emailing or by calling (833) 921-1244 (toll-free). A member of the Peer Support team will respond to the email or phone message within 24 hours.

Questions or Inquiries

Questions and inquiries about the Peer Support Program may be sent to