Apollo 2028

Providing research-backed innovative solutions to improve the mental health, wellbeing, and capacity to be more resilient in changing environments of the healthcare workforce

Grant agreement ID: GAP-101137144 

Principal investigator: Elisabetta Trinchero 

Team UB/Cergas: Amelia Compagni, Giorgio Giacomelli, Marco Sartirana (CeRGAS) 

Partners: University of Montpellier (UM; Coordinator); Bocconi University (UB); Kaunas University of Technology (KTU); Karolinska Institute (KI); Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU); Vilnius University (VU); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE); Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School (MGH); Montpellier University Hospital (CHUM); Nimes University Hospital (CHUN); Innotrope SAS (InnoT). 

Sponsor: European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action “Resilience and mental wellbeing of the health and care workforce” (HORIZON-HLTH-2023-CARE-04-02)  

Duration: 48 months starting from January 2024 


Healthcare workers/organizations face critical events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, cyberattacks, organizational crises, and climate events in hospitals which contribute to the exhausting professional environment. Healthcare workforces feel the health consequences of these critical events, including poor sleep, heart attacks, burnout, and finally suicides. Also, stress among healthcare staff is greater than in the general working population, and new strategies, innovative organizational models, and approaches are needed to ensure resilience and mental wellbeing in hospitals. The resilience and mental wellbeing of the healthcare workforce are important for many reasons. The scientific literature lacks a holistic approach and research that would cover both levels of resilience (individual and organizational) and explain how the individual resilience of healthcare workers influences the organizational resilience of hospitals. The project is going to investigate the interplay between organizational hospital resilience and individual healthcare workforce resilience and provide an organizational model to ensure healthcare workforce resilience and mental wellbeing in hospitals. The overall objective of the APOLLO2028 project is to provide health and care workers, organisations, and healthcare system funders and policy makers with research-backed innovative solutions to help improve mental health, wellbeing, and capacity to be more resilient to changing environments (especially daily pressures and extreme events) at the workplace.