Peer Support, Family Support, and Other Support Options and Resources 




Family Support Groups

NAMI-Western Massachusetts offers support groups at no cost to the public for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight and hope from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. You'll benefit through each others experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them.

To learn more call the NAMI Western Massachusetts office at (413) 786-9139.


Northampton Support Group

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact Carol at (413) 527-0532 for more information:Notice image for web

The Northampton Family Support Group will be having a change of schedule for November.

The group will be meeting on November 12th and 24th at the same time and place.

The regular schedule will resume in December.


Springfield Support Group

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

For more information: call Bernice at (413) 596-5059 or email:


Greenfield Support Group (Temporarily Suspended)

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month from  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

For more information, call: Daris at (413) 824-1044


Orange Support Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For more information: call Jen at (978) 544-1859

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.

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups 

A Vital Link to Your Community and A Key To Your Recovery

Talk to someone who understands ... someone just like you.


Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all in-person NAMI Connection Support Groups

have been temporarily suspended, please check Connection groups for the most updated schedule.

Please join one of our new remote Connection support groups:

 Mondays, 10:30 am -12 pm
Call: 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 955 331 152

Wednesdays, 10:30 am
access online with zoom:
access by phone:1-929-205-6099 (meeting ID: 859 002 245)


@home Connection Support Group - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
10-11:30 am  access online with zoom:
more information about NAMI Mass @home:


Fridays, 10:30 am
access online with zoom:
access by phone:1-929-205-6099 (meeting ID: 621 974 217)

More information available at:


NAMI- Western Massachusetts offers free, peer-led support groups for individuals living with mental illness.
You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and
the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitator who have been there.

 Recovery is a Journey, Not a Destination


If you attend a NAMI support group or education program, please check with your program leaders and facilitators for the latest information about your groups and classes.


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Because of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many in-person peer and family support groups have been temporarily suspended. Below is a link to a NAMI Mass online and in-person support group options that are accessible during this time.


Peer to Peer interactive PDF with links >> click here



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 The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 >> Click Here for more information on Mental Health and Coping from the CDC




***NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitators needed for the Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden County communities. Free training is provided. ***

Please call the NAMI Western Massachusetts office for more details.


If you are interested in volunteering at the NAMI-WM office and/or events

please give us a call to schedule a volunteer interview.


 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts

7 pm
access by phone: 425-436-6392 (meeting ID: 119410)

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