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Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all in-person NAMI Family Support Groups have been temporarily suspended. 

Many of our support groups are now available remotely. Any Massachusetts resident with a family member, or friend with a mental health condition can choose to join any group. Please contact the group leader to get the conference call or video conferencing details.

  • Abington & Hingham: Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Contact NAMI South Shore at 737-702-0434 or namisouthshore@gmail.com for more information
  • Barnstable: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 7 – 8:30 pm via Zoom. Contact NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277 or info@namicapecod.org for more information.
  • Berkshire County: We will be meeting online via Zoom. Contact NAMI Berkshire for more information at 413-443-1666 or namibc@namibc.org.
  • Cambridge: Meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm via Zoom. Contact Rae at 617-984-0527 or email@nami-cambridgemiddlesex.org for more information
  • Clinton: Meets every Friday, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, via conference call. Contact Edie at 978-345-2214 for more information.
  • Dorchester: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Contact Mark at 617-522-7439 or Monica at 857-342-2796 for more information.
  • Falmouth: Meets on the 4th Monday of the month, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Contact Bill at 508-428-4351 or fisher62045@hotmail.com for more information
  • Gloucester: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557 or namicapeann@verizon.net for more information.
  • Harwich: Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 6 – 7 pm. Contact NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277 or info@namicapecod.org for more information.
  • Haverhill & Amesbury: Meets on the1st & 3rd Thursdays, from 7 – 8:30 pm, via Zoom. Please contact nnea333@gmail.com, 978-872-4525 for more information.
  • Ipswich: Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557 or namicapeann@verizon.net for more information.
  • Marlborough: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (1st Tuesday only during July and August) from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact Jessica at JLQuirk@gmail.com for more information.
  • Martha’s Vineyard: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 pm via Zoom. Contact Cecilia at 201-981-5123 or ckbrennan@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Martha’s Vineyard: Meets on the 1st Sunday of the month, from 6 – 7:30 pm, via Zoom. Contact Maryanne at 860-690-4583 for more information.
  • Middleton: Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact Sheila at 617-984.0504 or ShePowGir45@gmail.com for more information
  • Newton: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 using zoom.us.To get the information to enter this group, please email info@naminw.org and include your phone number in case we need to reach you.
  • Northampton: Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7 – 8:30 pm. Closed to outside of area participants. Contact Carol at 413-527-0532 for more information.
  • Plymouth: Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays, from 7 – 8:30, via Zoom. Contact Kathleen at 509-209-1124 kathleenconsidine535@gmail.com, Barbara at 508-746-3605 jusbeacuz@aol.com, or Sheila at  781-934-5086 johnpflah@aol.com for more information
  • Springfield: Meets on the last Wednesday of each month, from 7 – 9 pm. Contact Bernice at 413-596-5059 or bdrumheller@gmail.com for more information.
  • Salem: Meets on the last Wednesday of each month, 7 – 8:30 on Zoom. Contact Chris at 617-984-0504 or csadkowski@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Wellesley Group for Parents: Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7:30 – 9 pm, via Zoom.us. Please contact Vivian at 617-584-1256 viviandole@gmail.com, Marijane at 617-930-9785, mktuohy@105albion.com, or Tracey at 617-549-7165 tbtkrooney@gmail.com
  • Winchester: Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:45 pm, starting on April 14th using Zoom.us. Contact Isobel at 860-908-8003 isobelmagee@gmail.com to pre-register.
  • Worcester: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, from 7 – 9 pm via Zoom. Contact Bill or Nancy at wnmusz@charter.net for more information

Find additional family support options that you can access during this time.

NAMI Family Support Groups are free groups for family members, friends, and other caregivers of people diagnosed with mental health conditions.

Family Support Groups provide a nonjudgmental environment where caregivers can discuss concerns, learn about local resources, and benefit from one another’s collective knowledge and experience. Led by NAMI-trained facilitators who are also family members, they provide comfort, hope, and a sense of community.

NAMI Family Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get the support they need. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships.

Volunteering as a NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator

NAMI Family Support Groups are facilitated by two NAMI-trained leaders who have first-hand experience as a parent or family caregiver of a person who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Are you interested in becoming a Family Support Group facilitator? Contact Ilya Cherkasov, Director of Family Programs.

Contact us for more information about NAMI Connection:

Ilya Cherkasov
NAMI Mass Director of Family Programs
617-580-8541 x 219
icherkasov@namimass.org

Looking for additional family support options?

Check out our Family Support resource page.

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