NAMI NH

Family Support Groups

Looking for support? Come and make important connections to others who:

  • understand the challenges you face and the opportunities ahead
  • feel the same way you do
  • have had the same experiences
  • will help you learn new coping skills
  • will share their successes and strategies with you

Groups are led by a trained volunteer facilitator who is a family member. If you interested in becoming a volunteer support group facilitator, please visit Leader Trainings in the education section.

Through affiliates around the state, NAMI NH offers supports groups to family members and parents who have a loved one with mental illness. If you have a child/adolescent with a serious emotional disorder, attend a Parent Support Group. Find a support group near you using the links below. In addition to the Family Support Groups listed here, NAMI NH also offers an on-line support group.

NOTE: Please contact the group facilitator listed to make sure no schedule changes have been made. If you are unable to reach the facilitator, please call or email the NAMI NH contact.

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.

Claremont

Facilitators: Pat Whitney 763-5054 Email and Jean Fahey 543-0895
Location: Valley Regional Hospital, Claremont  Buckley Conference Room
Date: 1st Thursday of each month
Time:  6-7:30pm

Concord

Facilitators: Bodie Morey - 603.848.3483 and Betty Nitchie - Email
Location: NAMI NH Office, 85 North State Street, Concord
Date: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

NFI Transitional Housing Support Group
Time:   6:00-7:30 pm
Date:   Meets first Wednesday of each month
This group is for family and friends of residents’ at NFI Transitional Housing Services Program

NAMI NH Contact: Email - 603.225.5359

Derry

Facilitator: Lori Wood - 603-490-0596 or Email
Location: Calvary Bible Church 145 Hampstead Road, Derry, NH - Come in through the gym and follow the signs to Rm 29
Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month (excluding holidays)
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Keene

Facilitator: Sharon Stout - Email - 603.357.5615
Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West Street, Keene 
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Lebanon/Upper Valley

Facilitator: Donna Stamper - Email - 603.863.2621 or Marjorie Matthews - Email - 603-277-9298
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium B (Room May Change, See Info Desk), One Medical Center Drive, Hanover, NH
Date: 2nd Monday of each month - August 2016 meeting will be on the 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 5:45 ~ 7:45 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Lee

Facilitator: Audra Anderson Email – 603.686.1368 or Lisa Fieseher Email
Location: Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, Classroom One
Date: 1st Tuesday of each month 
Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Lincoln

Facilitator: Delia Sullivan – 603.348.7362
Location: Lincoln Public Library, 22 Church Street, Lincoln, NH
Date: 1st Monday of each month 
Time: 6:00 ~ 7:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Littleton

Facilitator: Ann Marie McParland Email – 603.846.5554
Location: All Saints Parish House, School St., Littleton, NH 
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month 
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Manchester

Facilitators: Joyce and Roby Robitaille - 603.669.3487 or email namimanch@aol.com
Location: Brookside Church, 2013 Elm St Manchester, NH 03104 *Entrance on side. Look for NAMI sign
Date: 2nd  and 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 ~ 8 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Nashua

Facilitator: Norma & Scott Smith - Email - 603.882.6771 or Pam Burns - 603.888.6219 
Location: St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Bldg on the corner of Kinsley Street & Woodward Ave. 
Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 
Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Newmarket

Facilitators: Rod Bowles - Email - 508.277.8011 and Donna Chick - Email - 603.498.4112
Location: Newmarket Community Church, 137 Main Street, Newmarket, NH
Use Water Street Entrance to Sunday School Room
Date: 1st Thursday of each month
Time: 8:30 ~ 9:30 am

Location: St. Mary's Church, 182 South Main Street, Newmarket, NH Use Rear entrance
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 8:30 ~ 9:30 am

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Peterborough

Facilitator: Pat Whitney - Email - 603.763.5054
Location: Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, Conference Room #3 
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 ~ 7:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Plymouth

Facilitator: Marcia Morris - Email - 603.254.5090
Location: Whole Village Family Resource Center, 258 Highland Street, Plymouth, NH
Date: 1st Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:00 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Portsmouth

Facilitator: Pam Brazeau - Email - 603-502-6580
Location: Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room, 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (group does not meet on the 4th Thursday in November and December)
Time: 7 ~ 8:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Family and Consumer Bipolar Support Group

Contact: Diane Cyr - 603.793.7040
Location: Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room, 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Date: 2nd Monday of each month 
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:45 pm

Rochester

Facilitator: Shirley Varney - Email - 603.332.6390 or Fran Reynolds Phone - Email - 603.332.1064 
Location: Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester - 1st Floor Conference Room 
Date: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 6:30 ~ 8:30 pm

NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel - Email - 603.225.5359 ext. 328