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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

Most of our Connection Support Groups are currently offered remotely – online or by conference call. You are welcome to attend any group that works for you.

Please note that some of our support group links have changed, as of May 1.

Boston Medical Center NAMI Connection support group
Mondays on Zoom
10:30 am – 12 pm
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/boston-resource-center to learn more about this Connection Support Group

Western Mass NAMI Connection support group
Mondays on Zoom
6 – 7:30 pm
contact NAMI Western Mass at information@namiwm.org or 413-786-9139 to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
for women of color
Tuesdays by phone
10 – 11:30am
access by phone: 508-206-8564

NAMI Connection support group
for people who are dealing with dual diagnosis
Tuesdays on Zoom
4:30 – 5:30 pm
contact Louray at lourayabarton@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Tuesdays on Zoom
6:30 – 8 pm
contact Jessica at jessica_garue@yahoo.com for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Tuesdays
7 – 8:30 pm
contact Courtney at 508-331-2921 for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays on Zoom
10:30 am – 12 pm
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/csrlc to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays on Zoom
12 – 1:30 pm
contact Larissa at larissa@namiboston.org for more information

Orleans NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays in person
2 – 3:30 pm
Federated Church of Orleans
162 Main Street, Orleans
contact NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277 for more information

Sandwich NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays in person
5:30 – 7 pm
First Church UCC
136 Main Street, Sandwich
contact NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277 for more information

Western Mass NAMI Connection support group
Wednesdays on Zoom
6 – 7:30 pm
contact NAMI Western Mass at information@namiwm.org or 413-786-9139 to learn more about this Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection support group
for members of the LGBTQIA+ community
Wednesdays on Zoom
7:15 – 8:45 pm
contact Tricia at triciafitz7@gmail.com for more information

NAMI Connection Support Group
Thursdays on Zoom
4 – 5:30 pm
contact Jessica at jessica_garue@yahoo.com for more information

NAMI Connection Support Group
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
6:30 pm in person
Berkshire Athenaeum, in the Athenaeum Room
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield
contact Melissa at namibc@namibc.org for more information

Northeast Essex NAMI Connection support group
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month on Zoom
7 – 8:30 pm
contact Sheila at smeghancoughlin@gmail.com or Lisa at 0903lisa@gmail.com or call 978-361-3922 for more information

NAMI Connection support group
Fridays on Zoom
10:30 am – 12 pm
visit https://www.mbrlc.org/csrlc to learn more about this Connection Support Group

Looking for additional peer support options?

Check out our Peer Support resource page.

You can also contact our Compass helpline. Learn more about Compass.

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Train to be a NAMI Connection Facilitator

We are scheduling Connection Facilitator Trainings for later in the year. Please complete the application form to be put on the mailing list.

Contact us for more information about NAMI Connection:

Jay Lapin, MSW
Senior Manager, Education & Support
617-286-7617
jlapin@namimass.org

 

Eliza T. Williamson, M.Ed, MFA, CPS
Deputy Director of Programs
617-286-7616
ewilliamson@namimass.org