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

NAMI New Hampshire offers groups in communities across the state that are facilitated  by a trained leader with lived experience who is a family member, parent/caregiver, person in recovery from a mental health condition or those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Types of groups available in New Hampshire:

These groups are for family members and friends of adults with mental illness.

These groups are for parents of children/adolescents with social emotional challenges.

NAMI Connection support groups are free, peer support groups for adults living with mental health symptoms. The groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators with lived experience who have faced the challenges of struggling with their mental health. These meetings provide a safe place of understanding, encouragement, and hope. Connection groups offer a relaxed approach to sharing the challenges/successes of coping with mental illness and work towards building hope while supporting others.

Please register here to receive invites to our online groups or e-mail for answers to any questions you may have.

These support groups are for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Most groups are peer-facilitated, and all groups are comprised of fellow survivors who can offer great comfort through conversation and discussion of issues unique to bereavement due to suicide.

Please note that the groups listed below may not always be actively meeting. Regional Hospitals, local Community Health and Hospice, VNA’s and Mental Health centers may also be a resource for support groups in your area.

If you do not reach a group, call NAMI NH for up-to-date contact information: (800) 242-6264 or (603) 225-5359 or

Additional resources for loss survivors are available on our survivors of suicide loss page.

NAMI New Hampshire offers several Facebook Support Groups. Participation in these groups begin with answering a few short questions about you or your loved one to maintain the fidelity of supporting those impacted by mental illness. Content is moderated by NAMI New Hampshire staff and/or volunteers, but support is offered by peers, others who have a similar experience and can offer support and encouragement from their lived perspective. NAMI NH guidelines and principles of support still apply, please review prior to joining.

In addition the Life Under Construction social media pages are part of NAMI NH’s New Hampshire Family Network program and consist of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. They are run by-youth-for-youth, aiming to provide information and support to those affected by mental health challenges, as well as sharing leadership opportunities that can influence policies in mental health, education, and other related areas.

Use our searchable support group listing to find a group type and location that work for you.

wdt_ID Group Type Region Date Time Location Address Contact Additional Group Information
1 NAMI NH Family Group Anywhere - Virtual Wednesday - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:00 - 7:30pm Live Online Group Deb Urbanik Registration is limited and required. To register contact Deb Urbanik and include:
-Telephone number
-Zip code
-Relationship and age of family member/friend of primary concern
5 Survivors of Suicide Loss Group Anywhere - Virtual Friday - 2nd Friday of the month 9:00 - 10:00am Steve Boczenowski Friday Coffee Chat meeting virtually. Contact group leaders for information on how to access the group.
6 Survivors of Suicide Loss Group Anywhere - Virtual Tuesday - 4th Tuesday of the month 6:00 - 7:00pm Steve Boczenowski Tuesday Tea meeting virtually. Contact group leaders for information on how to access the group.
10 NAMI Connection Group Anywhere - Virtual Thursday - Every Thursday 3:00 - 4:30pm NAMI NH Office, Peggy Straw Hall 85 North State Street, Concord, NH Deane and Karen Currently meeting online and open to individuals living anywhere in NH. Group Registration Form.
11 NAMI NH Family Group Concord Monday - 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 7:00 - 9:00pm NAMI NH Office 85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301 Grace- 603-565-2279 and Betty Nitchie Meeting virtually 2nd Monday and in-person 4th Monday. Call or email for more information.
14 Survivors of Suicide Loss Group Concord Wednesday - 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00pm Concord & Boscawen Area Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301 Janyce Demers - (603) 860-8490 Meeting in-person. Contact group leaders for information on how to join the group.
15 NAMI NH Family Group Derry Thursday - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 6:30 - 8:30pm Calvary Bible Church, Room 29 145 Hampstead Road, Derry, NH Lori Wood - 603-490-0596 Meeting virtually until April 2024. Contact the group leader for information on how to join the meeting.
16 Survivors of Suicide Loss Group Durham Wednesday - 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:15 - 7:30pm Survivors of Suicide Loss Group - Waysmeet Center 15 Mill Road, Durham, NH Amy Oliva and Kristin Joslin This group is currently meeting online. Contact Amy Oliva for information on how to join.
20 NAMI NH Family Group Keene Tuesday - 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8:30pm St. James Episcopal Church 44 West Street, Keene, NH Sharon Stout - 603.357.5615 Meeting virtually, call or email for information
21 Survivors of Suicide Loss Group Keene Monday - Every Monday 6:30 - 8:00pm A Safe Place Support Group - The Samaritans - Monadnock Region 25 Roxbury Street, Suite 113, Keene, NH 03431 Penny King or Deb Marcotte Contact Penny King or Deb Marcotte for meeting information.

All meetings are confidential and open only to survivors.
Group Type Region