Family Support Group

Support groups for family members of people living with mental health conditions that meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

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NAMI Family Support Group Meetings are free, 90-minute support groups for family and friends of individuals who live with a mental health condition. In a supportive and empathetic environment, members of the group listen and share their lived experiences, learned wisdom, and coping strategies with the goal of empowering, educating and reducing stigma. 

All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members.

The groups provide a safe place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and inspires hope to all who attend.

Meetings are currently being held virtually.

Remember, you are not alone!

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Family Support Groups:

  • are free of charge
  • are scheduled for an hour and a half (90 minutes)
  • are confidential — every participant is valued
  • meet once or twice a month
  • provide information on your loved one’s diagnosis
  • connect participants to educational opportunities
  • provide an opportunity to share ideas and suggestions
  • currently meet ONLINE using Zoom

Family Support Group Calendar

Hosted by the Greater Burlington Area Affiliate

Time: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00–7:30 pm

Facilitator(s):
Please feel free to call Margie Lemay if you have any questions or would like more information.
(802) 310-4199

NOTE: Offered in-person and via Zoom.

Location:
NAMI Vermont office
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301
Williston, VT 05495

Park at the South entrance and come through the door and up the stairs. The NAMI Vermont office is the first door on the right.

To Join on the FIRST Monday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84592752810
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 845 9275 2810 #

To Join on the THIRD Monday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/219920030
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 219 920 030 #

Hosted by the Southern Vermont Affiliate

Time: 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30–8:00 pm

Facilitator(s):
Ann Cummins

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice:

To Join on the THIRD Monday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85190988064?pwd=TUlPVTZjZjBxQi9yaDBIcW01dXEwUT09
Meeting ID: 851 9098 8064 #

Hosted by the Central Vermont Affiliate

Time: 4th Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm

Facilitator(s):
Fran L & Kathi T

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice.

To Join on the FOURTH Monday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89611248806
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 896 1124 8806 #

Hosted by the Greater Burlington Area Affiliate

Time: 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00–7:30 pm

Facilitator(s):
Kelly F

NOTE: Offered via Zoom until further notice.

To Join on the FIRST Tuesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/625544744
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 625 544 744 #

Hosted by the Greater Burlington Area Affiliate

Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00–8:30 pm

Facilitator(s):
Please feel free to call Jim Johnson if you have any questions or would like more information.
(802) 355-0803

Location:
NAMI Vermont office
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301
Williston, VT 05495

Park at the South entrance and come through the door and up the stairs. The NAMI Vermont office is the first door on the right.

Hosted by the Southern Vermont Affiliate

Time: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30–8:00 pm

Facilitator(s):
Chip & Judy S

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice.

To Join on the FIRST Wednesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/484314475
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 484 314 475 #

Hosted by the Southern Vermont Affiliate

Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30–8:00 pm

Facilitator(s):
Ann C

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice.

To Join on the SECOND Wednesday of the month:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86522173245?pwd=eFRUTzJ3bGxHcFF6WXoxaTFGdm8vQT09

Meeting ID: 865 2217 3245

Hosted by the Northeast Kingdom Affiliate

Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30–7:00 pm

Facilitator(s):
Betty K

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice.

To Join on the THIRD Wednesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89492309528
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 894 9230 9528 #

[Made possible in part by a grant from the Vermont Department of Mental Health]

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Become a Facilitator

Train to be a Family Support Group facilitator.

For more information, contact NAMI Vermont at (800) 639-6480 or email[email protected]

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