Family Support Groups

While in-person meetings of NAMI NH support groups are currently suspended through December 31, 2020, several groups have moved to online meetings. Please contact the facilitator of your local group to learn more.

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, you are not alone. Help will continue to be available 24/7.  Click here to connect.

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 on-line support groups.

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.

NAMI NH Contact: Liz Hodgkins – Email – 603.225.5359 ext. 322

RegionDateTimeLocationAddressContactAdditional Group Information
Anywhere - OnlineWednesday - Each Wednesday of the month6:00 - 7:30pmLive Online GroupDeb UrbanikRegistration is limited and required. To register contact Deb Urbanikand include:
-Telephone number
-Zip code
-Relationship and age of family member/friend of primary concern
Instructions for joining this group will be sent via email
Anywhere - OnlineTuesday - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month6:00 - 7:30pmOnline Early Psychosis Group - Live Online GroupMichelle WagnerRegistration is limited and required. To register, contact Michelle Wagner and include:
-Telephone number
-Zip code
-Relationship and age of family member/friend of primary concern.
Instructions for joining this group will be sent via email.
ClaremontThursday - 1st Thursday of the month6:00 - 7:30pmValley Regional Hospital, Claremont Buckley Conference RoomPat Whitney 763-5054 and Jean Fahey 543-0895
ConcordMonday - 2nd and 4th Monday of the month7:00 - 9:00pmNAMI NH Office85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301Bodie Morey - 603.848.3483 and Betty Nitchie
ConcordWednesday - 1st Wednesday of the month6:00 - 7:30pmNFI Transitional Housing Services ProgramThis group is for family and friends of residents at NFI Transitional Housing Services Program
DerryThursday - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month6:30 - 8:00pmCalvary Bible Church, Room 29145 Hampstead Road, Derry, NHLori Wood - 603-490-0596Come in through the gym and follow the signs to Rm 29
KeeneTuesday - 3rd Tuesday of the month6:30 - 8:30pmSt. James Episcopal Church44 West Street, Keene, NHSharon Stout - 603.357.5615
Lebanon/ Upper ValleyMonday - 2nd Monday of the month5:45 - 7:45pmDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium B (2nd Monday) and A (last Wednesday)One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NHDonna Stamper - 603.863.2621 or Marjorie Matthews - 603-277-9298Room may change - See the info desk to confirm the location.
LittletonThursday - 3rd Thursday of the month6:30 - 8:30pmAll Saints Parish HouseSchool St., Littleton, NH Ann Marie McParland - 603.846.5554
ManchesterThursday - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month6:30 - 8:00pmBrookside Church2013 Elm St Manchester, NH 03104Joyce and Roby Robitaille - 603.669.3487Entrance on side. Look for NAMI sign. Meeting Schedule
NashuaTuesday - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month6:00 - 8:00pmSt. Joseph School of Nursing Academic BuildingThe corner of Kinsley Street & Woodward Ave., Nashua, NHNorma - 603.882.6771 or Pam Burns - 603.888.6219 Nashua area resource guide
PlymouthNot currently meetingMarcia Morris - 603.254.5090Currently in recess - Continue to check back for updates.
PortsmouthThursday 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month7:00 - 8:30pmSeacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801Pam Brazeau - 603-502-6580
PortsmouthMonday - 2nd Monday of the month6:30 - 8:45pmSeacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Room1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801Diane Cyr - 603.793.7040Family and Consumer Bipolar Support Group
RochesterMonday - 3rd Monday of the month6:30 - 8:30pmFrisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester - 1st Floor Conference Room Shirley Varney - 603.332.6390 or Kathy Boisclair
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