NAMI NH

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group exclusively for those who experience mental illness conditions. It is led by trained facilitators who are consumers in recovery. The purpose of the group is to bring consumers together to learn from and support one another in their recovery journey.

NAMI Connection offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no charge to attend and all information is confidential. The group:

  • Is free;
  • Meets for 90 minutes;
  • Follows a flexible structure;
  • Does not require registration - drop in groups;
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or medical treatments

For those who are interested in starting or leading a Connection Peer support group in their area, Connection Facilitator training is offered each year. The 2018 training will be held on March 10th and 11th (full day trainings). If interested please fill out an application and email to Tricia Ellis or mail to NAMI NH Attn: Tricia Ellis.

For more information about the groups, or facilitator training please contact Tricia Ellis or call 603-545-7270.

Contact information listed below is intended for families and individuals so that they may connect with Support Group leaders regarding the group. Contact information is not intended for solicitation of any kind.

These free meetings are currently being offered in:
(No registration required)

Concord
As of 11/07/17 the Concord Connection Peer Support Group will be closed until further notice. Please check the website for updates.

Dover
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 ~ 7:30 pm
Location: The Dionne Room - Garrison Wing
Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
789 Central Ave.
Dover, NH
Contact: Kim - 603-743-1494 or 603-957-0843

Lebanon
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 5:45—7:45 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium A
(check info desk for changes)
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH
Contact: Katie 603-304-9223
Marilyn 603-865-5797

Manchester
Day: 1st Saturday of the Month
Time: 10:30 am ~ 12:00 pm
Location: On the Road to Wellness
13 Orange Street
Manchester, NH
Facilitator: James

Nashua
Day: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:00 pm
Location: The John Mason Institute
20 Trafalgar Square, 6th Floor Conference Room
Nashua, NH
Contact Scott - 603-340-6497

Portsmouth
Day: Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room, 1145 Sagamore Ave.
Portsmouth, NH
Contact Diane - 603-793-7040

Family and Consumer Bipolar Support Group
Day: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 – 8:45 pm
Location: Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room, 1145 Sagamore Ave.
Portsmouth, NH
Contact: Diane - 603-793-7040

For more information, please email Tricia Ellis, or call 603-225-5359.