Parent 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 facilitator who is a parent. If you interested in becoming a 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. Find a support group near you using the links below. If there is no parent support group near you, please contact the Information and Resource line to learn about 1:1 family support program.

There is also a closed Facebook group available for parents and caregivers – learn how to join.

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: Laurie Foster – Email or Phone 603-225.5359


Facilitators: Ashley Arsenault – 603-724-8616
Location: Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Colebrook, NH
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 6pm to 7pm


Not currently meeting
For questions contact Laurie Foster


Facilitator: Carol Patterson – 603-867-1905
Location: Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm


Facilitator: Pam Banks – 603-465-3319
Location: St. Joseph School of Nursing Academic Building, Kinsley Street & Woodward Ave., Nashua, NH – access through parking garage
Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month – Starting May 8, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm


Facilitator: Carol Lemelin – 603-664-2116
Location: Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester – 1st Floor Conference Room
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

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