Support Groups

Service Link

603-598-4709

Service Link has Support Group for Caretakers of the elderly.

Grandparent Support Group

464 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Email Contact: Liz Pedersen, michael674@comcast.net
This is a Grandparent Support Group that discusses issues that face grandparent caregivers, including: child behavior, relationship with parents, financial resources, and informal alternatives to legal action. The group has been running for seven years, and meets the second Friday of each month at Child and Family Services, from 10:30-12:00.

Greater Nashua/Merrimack Grieving Survivors of Suicide Loss

Home, Health and Hospice Office
7 Executive Park Drive
Merrimack, NH

Facilitators: 
Diane McEntee (603)673-7425, Email: dmcentee1415@gmail.com
Maureen Sloan, Email: maureendsloan@gmail.com

This is a peer run support group. They meet the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. Unfortunately they cannot accommodate children. They are may open to older teenagers, but this has not worked too effectively in the past.

St. Joseph's Hospital

www.stjosephhospital.com

St. Joseph's Hospital has a variety of support groups, which sometimes are changing. These groups include: Bereavement, New Mom's Support Group, Cancer, Al-Anon, Alzheimers, and Perinatal Bereavement. Please visit their website, go to “Community Health” and click on “Support Groups” to view current classes.

Separation/Divorce Support Group

St Pius X Church
575 Canadia Rd
Manchester, NH 03109
603-622-6510
http://www.stpiusxnh.org/

This is a support group is for adults and children who are experiencing the trauma of a divorce or broken relationship. They meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for about two hours. The group is faith based in the Catholic tradition, however welcomes anyone who is interested in attending.

Our Place (Office located in the Parish Nurse Center)

72 Vine Street
Nashua, NH 03060
603-647-2244, or 603-598-2424
Contact: Karen Munsell

Our Place has a Parent Support and Education group for teens and young mothers' (up to age 25). This group meets twice a month on Wednesdays. Dinner is provided, and both parents can attend.

On-Belay

PO Box 391, Newmarket, NH 03857
(Events throughout the year in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts)
www.on-belay.org
Contact: Phone: 866-442-3529, Email: info@on-belay.org
Ages: 8-18

On-Belay is a program for children who have had a family member that has been effected by cancer. The program encourages is for children to have fun, build a community of support, and to uncover their “inner resilience”. They have adventure based programs including: low and high ropes course, hiking, rock climbing, and sailing. Events are listed on their website, and you can register online (only one event is open for registration at a time). On-Belay has no costs to their program.

The Behavioral Health Collaborative with New Futures
(Peer Support Group for Parents)

St. Joseph's Hospital
172 Kinsley Street
603-351-8356
Contact: Sue

This is a peer support group for parents of children, teens, and young adults with substance use issues. The groups are supported by a contract with NH Department of Health and Human Services, and are a program of The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative with New Futures. The groups are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, from 6:00-7:30pm. Please call for additional information.

New Mothers' Series – St Joseph Hospital

172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603)882-3000

This support group is geared for new moms and newborns. The group will include topics about: breastfeeding, infant massage, and stimulation, development, postpartum support and information, and many other topics surrounding motherhood. The class is on Monday mornings from 10-11:30, and is free. Please call for additional information.

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center

36 Tsienneto Road
Derry, New Hampshire 03038
(603) 437-8477

The Upper Room has three different ongoing support groups for parents, including: TIPS (for teens and young parents – child care available), UR Parent Support Group (for parents of teens), and CONNECT (for parents of children ages 0-6 – childcare available).

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Office: Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377), or (212) 363-6237
Survivor Outreach Coordinator – Claire Wolford – 347-826-3592, CWolford@afsp.org
http://www.afsp.org/

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has resources in regards to: prevention, understanding survivor support, research and advocacy. They have a Survivor Outreach Program that can assign you to a trained volunteer, who is a suicide survivor, and can provide you support, and a listening ear (contact listed above). Please review the website to direct you toward what needs you may have, or resources that will benefit and support you and your loved ones.

Nar-Anon

29 Northwest Blvd
Nashua, NH 03062
(603)305-8237
Contact: Robyn

Nar-Anon is a twelve-step support group for families and friends of addicts. This group is currently on Wednesday nights from 7-8 at the Southern NH Medical Center. Please call Robyn for additional information (see above.)

NAMI Parent/Family Support Group

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