Support Groups and Other Resources

Mental Illness, Family and Caregiver Support Groups
All groups are free unless specifically noted.                             Updated 11.15.2018

Brentwood

Family Reception Center (families of prisoners)
Sat (4th of month) 10:45am
Strafford County Jail, Brentwood
Call Marilyn Allen at 749-3289

CHADD SUPPORT GROUP: (Children and Adults with ADHD)
Thurs (Lasy wk of month)
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Middle Road, Brentwood.
Contact:  chaddofbrentwoodnh@comcast.netwww.chadd.org.

Dover

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group
Mon 7-8:30pm
Wentworth-Douglass-Hospital, Dover

Families Hoping and Coping (Family members of those affected by SUD)
Thursdays 7-8:30PM
SOS Recovery Center, 4 Broadway, Dover
Contact: John 603 696 1305 jburns@goodwinch.org

Grief Support
Tuesday (1st wk of  month, 5:30-7:30pm
Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH
Contact Monica Viel-Weiss, (603) 740-2853

Mom’s in Recovery
Mon 6pm
SOS Recovery Center, 4 Broadway, Dover
Contact: 603 841 2350

NAMI Connection Support Group – Peers
Wends 6-7:30pm
Wentworth Douglas Hospital,, Garrison Building, Dionne Room, Dover.  Check with front desk
Contact: Kim 603- 743-1494

NAMI Parents Meeting the Challenge Support Group (Parents of Children and Adolescents w/ MI)
Wednesday (1st wk of  month), 6:30–8:30pm Does not meet July & August
Wentworth Douglas Hosp., Garrison Wing, Fed. Savings Bank Room/ 1st Floor, 789 Central Ave., Dover
Contact: Matt Lahr 603-512-3883

Eliot

Adult Children of Alcoholics Eliot Monday Night Meeting – ACOA
Mon 6:15pm
Eliot United Methodist Church, 238 Harold L Dow Hwy, Immediately on your rt (it is on the bottom floor).

 

Exeter

Depression & Bi-polar Support Network – DBSA

Fri 7-8:30pm

Exeter Hospital, Main Entrance, 3rd Fl, North Conference Rm 1

Contact: Brad (603) 303-0205, dbsaexeterchapter@gmail.com

Women’s Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group
Wends 1:30-3pm
Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter

Farmington

Circle of Hope (Family members of those affected by SUD)
Tues. (2nd and 4th of month) 7-8:15pm
Central Cuts Salon, 83 Central Ave, Farmington
Contact: Lynn: 603 817 6174 or Karen 603 755 1345

Kittery

The Hope Project (grief support for children and teens, 5-18 and their families)
Wends (biweekly during the school year)
Kittery Community Center, Kittery
Contact: Nikki Hopewell (207) 475-7308 www.hopeprojectseacoast.org

Lee

NAMI Family to Family Support Group (Family & friends of mental health)
Lee Church Congregational – Classroom One, 17 Mast Road Lee, NH
Contact: Audra Anderson 603-686-1368 a-pooh-bear@hotmail.com

Londonderry

RI – Recovery International recoveryinternational.org
Thurs  7PM
The Farmhouse, 132 Pillsbury Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053
Contact: John Seney, Tel: (603) 785-2413, Email: wd1v@me.com, www.wd1v.com/RI.html

Manchester

Peer Support
Day: 1st Saturday of the Month
Time: 10:30 to 12 pm
Location:  On The Road To Wellness
377 South Willow Street, B2-4
Manchester, NH 03103

EA – Emotions Anonymous Meetings
Mon 7pm
Villa Crest Nursing Home, 1276 Hanover St. Ask at desk for room number
Contact: HAROLD, Phone: 603-425-2141, Email: hthnhhugs@aol.com emotionsanonymous.org

RI – Recovery International recoveryinternational.org
Mon 7pm
Mental Health Ctr of Greater Manchester, Cypress Center, 401 Cypress St. Manchester, NH 03104
Contact: Marilyn at 603-624-0086, nh.recovery@gmail.com

Newburyport

Adult Children of Alcoholics – ACOA
Mon 7:30pm
First Religious Society Church–Located in the Parish Hall (white building)- In between the Church and Dos Amigos Restaurant. , 26 Pleasant St., 01950

EA – Emotions Anonymous Meetings, emotionsanonymous.org
Thurs 7pm

People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St.

Contact: DUNCAN & BARBARA, Phone: 978-462-4647, Email: bdmac77@aol.com

Newmarket

NAMI Family Support Group (mental health)
Thurs (1st only of month), 8:30 ~ 9:30 am
St. Mary’s Church, 182 S Main St, Newmarket. Use Rear entrance
Contact: Rod – Email – 508.277.8011 and Donna – Email – 603.498.4112
NAMI Family Support Group (mental health)
Thurs (3rd only of month, 6:30 ~ 7:30 pm
Newmarket Comm Church, 137 Main St, Newmarket, Use Water St. Entrance to Sunday School Rm
NAMI NH Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel – Email – 603.225.5359 ext. 328

Portsmouth

Anti-anxiety / Depression Group
Thurs 1-2pm
Connections, 544 Islington, St, Portsmouth
Contact:  603427 6966 Transportation avail.

Caregiver Group (Family of Dementia Sufferers)
THUR 2:00-3:30pm
Families First Health & Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
Contact: Dick  Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session

Co-occurring / Dual recovery (Mental illness and substance use)
Mon 10-11am
Connections, 544 Islington, St, Portsmouth
Contact:  603427 6966 Transportation avail.

Co-Parenting Support Group
WED (2nd of month) 6-7:30 PM Free (inc. childcare with adv. signup)
Families First Health & Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Contact: Rebecca Buell Lavoie 603-422-8208
Difficult emotions group
Wends 1-2pm
Connections, 544 Islington, St, Portsmouth
Contact:  603427 6966 Transportation avail.

Families Hoping and Coping (Family members of those affected by SUD)
Wend 7-8:30pm
Safe harbor, 865 Islington St, Portsmouth
Contact: Elaine 603 315 9177 or Tim 603 703 3948

NAMI Connections Support Group – Peers
Tues 1-2:30pm
Seacoast Mental Health Center, Little Lighthouse Room, 1145 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: Diane Cyr 603-793-7040

NAMI Family and Consumer Bipolar Support Group
Monday (2nd of month) 6:30 ~ 8:45 pm
Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Rm, 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth
Contact: Diane Cyr – 603.793.7040

NAMI Family Support Group (mental health)
Thursday (2nd and 4th of month) 7-8:30 pm
Seacoast Mental Health, Lighthouse Rm, 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth
Contact: Susan – Email – 603.225.5359 ext. 328, Facilitator: Pam – Email – 603-502-6580

NAMI Portsmouth Family-to-Family 12 wk. Class (Caregiver support for mental illness)
Wend 6-8:30pm
Comm. Campus, Portsmouth
Contact Pam Brazeau 603-502-6580 or email for start date
Nar-Anon Family Support
Monday 6:30-7:30pm
Safe Harbor, 865 Islington St, Portsmouth

OCD and Anxiety Parent Support Group (parent of middle and high school-aged teens with anxiety disorders and/or OCD)
Mon (1st of month) 6-7:30pm
Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Rm 234, Portsmouth

Schizophrenia Support Group
Monday (3rd of month) 1-2:30pm
Community Campus Board Room, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
Contact: Diane Cyr, 431-6703, ext. 3167.

SEACOAST ADULT ADHD SUPPORT GROUP (Facilitated by psychotherapist/coach)
Wends (3rd of month) 6:30-8pm third
Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth.
Contact Robin Bellantone before attending for the first time. liminal1@comcast.net, 603 828-5852
SMART Family & Friends
Tues 6:30pm
Safe Harbor, 865 Islington St, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey 14 wk class recurring

Free (includes child care with advance signup)
Families First Health & Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
Contact: Safe Harbor Recovery

Suicide Survivor Bereavement/Greif Support Group (Family Members & Friends)
Wends (2nd of month) 6–7:30pm
Community Campus Library, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: Email Pamela or Chris to register SSPCBereavement@gmail.com

Younger Onset Dementia Caregiver Support Group – For dementia under 65
Tues (3rd of the month) 6:30-8pm
Extended Family, 1000 Market St., Building One, Suite 104, Portsmouth, NH
RSVP to Mary Boucher, MSW, 603-766-0379 mboucher@extended-family.net

Rochester

Circle of Hope (Family members of those affected by SUD)
Tues (2nd and 4th of month), 7-8:30pm
SOS Recover Center, 63 N Main Street, Rochester
Contact: Lynn 603 817 6174

Father’s in Recovery
Thurs 1pm
SOS Recovery Center, 63 N Main St, Rochester
Contact: 603 841 2350
NAMI Family Support Group (mental health)
Monday (3rd of month), 6:30 ~ 8:30 pm
Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester – 1st Floor Conf. Rm

Contact: Susan Allen-Samuel – Email – 603.225.5359 ext. 328, Facilitator: Shirley – Email – 603.332.6390 or Fran Phone – Email – 603.332.1064

Families Hoping and Coping (Family Recovery Group for Addictions)
Frisbie Memorial Hospital, 1st floor conf. Rm, 11 Whitehall Rd ,Rochester
Contact: John Burns, jburns@goodwinch.org

NAMI Parents Meeting the Challenge Support Group (Parents of Children and Adolescents w/ MI)
Thurs (2nd wk of month) 6:30-8:30pm
Frisbee Memorial Hospital, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rochester
Contact: Carol Lemelin 603-664-2116

Rye

Seacoast Special Speakers (for people who stutter)
Tues (1st of the month) 6:30- 8pm
Rye Public Library, Rye
Contact: Mark at 828-7696 or e-mail ryemhr@comcast.net

Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids
Wens ??Time
Bethany Church, Rye, NH
Contact:  603-431-3646 www.bethanychurch.com

York

Seacoast Autism Support Group (For caregivers of individuals who have autism).
Sat (2nd of month) 2-4pm
York Hospital, Ellis Conference Rm
Contact: (207) 363-2897

Additional Information:

Triangle Club on Broadway in Dover.  https://www.triangleclubdovernh.org

Bonfire in Dover: http://www.bonfirerecovery.com

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/anxiety/nh/dover

and Tri-City Coop in Rochester — http://www.tricitycoop.org

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/anxiety/nh/dover?sid=1541172350.745_11750&spec=4

Granite Pathways 

Somersworth – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/nh/somersworth

http://nhrecoveryhub.org/eventssosdover/support-meetings-groups/all-recovery-04-12-2019

https://roadtoabetterlifenh.com

https://www.smhc-nh.org/resources/

https://nhtreatment.org

I thought that this may be helpful as well: https://newhampshire.hometownlocator.com/local/2,n,derry,st,social%20services,fid,866554.cfm

Coast transportation: https://coastbus.org  — https://coastbus.org/services/other-programs/triplink-and-act

 

Any list additions or changes?
Please contact:  Matt Huusko 603 343 6368, matt@huusko.us

This list is a personal effort to share updated information of resources and not affiliated or supported in any ways with a particular organization.  While reasonable efforts are made to update its accuracy, I suggest contacting new meetings before attending for the first time.