NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups

Are you concerned about your mental health? Do you feel alone and hopeless? Are you wondering how to cope? Reconnect, rebuild, and find support with NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups.

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for people who are concerned about their mental health. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI Connection groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The groups encourage empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups will help you:

  • Find hope and develop relationships
  • Find better coping skills
  • Help others while helping yourself
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way
NAMI Connection Groups by area

We encourage you that you contact the group facilitator before attending the first meeting to confirm the meeting date, time, and location as information changes.

Beverly Connection Support Group

meets on the last Wednesday of the month

7 – 8:30 pm

at Beverly Hospital

85 Herrick Street, Beverly

contact 973-312-2729 or namipsbeverly@gmail.com for more information

Gloucester Connection Support Group

meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month

1 – 3 pm

at the NAMI Cape Ann office

43 Gloucester Avenue, #2A, Gloucester

contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557  or namicapeann@verizon.net for more information

Haverhill Connection Support Group

meets on the 1st Thursday of the month

7 – 8:30 pm

at Holy Family Hospital

62 Brown Street, Haverhill

contact Lisa at 978-764-8337 or 0903lisa@gmail.com for more information

Boston Connection Support Group

meets Mondays

10:30 am – 12 pm

at Boston Medical Center

Resource Center

85 E. Newton Street, Boston

contact Yuka at 617- 305-9900 or

yuka.gordon@mbrlc.org for more information

Dorchester Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays

3:15 – 4:45 pm

at the Peer Education Resource Center (PERC)

1500 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

contact Sarah at 617-788-1034 or

infoaboutperc@yahoo.com for more information

Everett Connection Support Group

meets Mondays

7 – 8:30 pm

at the Immaculate Conception Church

489 Broadway, Everett

contact Meryl at 857-891-0471 or

merlynsnyder60@gmail.com for more information

Quincy Connection Support Group

(Dual Diagnosis Group)

meets Wednesdays

6 – 7:30 pm

at A New Way Recovery Center

85 Quincy Avenue, Quincy

contact A New Way Recovery Center at 617-302-3287 for more information

Roxbury Connection Support Group

(Dual Diagnosis Group)

meets Wednesdays

1 – 2:30 pm

at STEPRox

9 Palmer Street, Roxbury

contact STERox at 617-442-7837 for more information

Somerville Connection Support Group

meets Wednesdays & Fridays

10:30 am – 12pm

at the Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center

35 Medford Street,

Suite 111, Somerville

contact Janel at 617-863-5388 or tanj@vinfen.org for more information

Orleans Connection Support Group

meets Saturdays

10 – 11:30 am

at the Federated Church

162 Main Street, Orleans

contact Carolyn at 774-722-4528 or  carolynmwitt@gmail.com for more information

Acton Connection Support Group

meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

10 – 11:30 am

at the Faith Evangelical Free Church

54 Hosmer Street, Acton

contact NAMI Central Middlesex at 781-982-3318 or nami.cmsx@gmail.com for more information

Leominster Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays

7 – 8:30 pm

at Health Alliance Hospital

60 Hospital Road, Leominster

contact Maryann at nanimary41@gmail.com for more information

Gardner Connection Support Group

meets Tuesdays

7 – 8:30 pm

at Heywood Hospital

242 Green Street, Gardner

Dinish Room

contact Cortney at 508-331-2921 or

cortneyhudson82@gmail.com for more information

Agawam Connection Support Group

meets Tuesdays

2:30 – 4 pm

at the NAMI Western Mass Office

324A Springfield Street, Agawam

contact NAMI Western Mass at 413-786-9139 or

information@namiwm.org for more information

Easthampton Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays

6 – 7:30 pm

at the Easthampton Congregational Church

112 Main Street, Easthampton

contact Ellen at 413-923-8481 or ellengroupinfo@gmail.com for more information

Palmer Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays

5:30 – 7 pm

at Baystate Wing Hospital

40 Wright Street, Palmer

contact Sarah at 413-782-4926

information@namiwm.org for more information

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Volunteering as a NAMI Connection Facilitator

NAMI Connection Support Groups are facilitated by two NAMI-trained leaders who are living with a mental health condition. The training involves a 3-5 hours online session, as well as a 2-day classroom component. A one-year commitment is requested for all new facilitators.

Are you interested in becoming a Connection facilitator? Download the training information and application form. Please return completed applications to Judi Maguire, Director of Peer Programs.

Connection Facilitator Application (pdf)

Contact us for more information about NAMI Connection:

Judi Maguire
NAMI Mass Director of Peer Programs
617-580-8541 x 223
jmaguire@namimass.org