Peer Support Groups

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

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Connection Recovery Support Groups are free, peer-led, and offer an opportunity to share your experiences and gain support from other group members. Connection Recovery Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. Groups are led by trained leaders with lived experience.

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

Remember, you are not alone!

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

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Peer Support Groups:

  • are free of charge
  • are confidential—participants may share as much or as little as they wish
  • meet weekly or bi-monthly for 90 minutes
  • follow a flexible structure without an educational component
  • are facilitated by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves
  • do not endorse or recommend any medications or medical therapies

Peer Support Group Calendar 

Rutland Connection Support Group

The first meeting will be on October 1, 2023.

Time: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 4:30–6 p.m.

Location:
Rutland Mental Health Services
78 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Meetings take place in the Carriage House Conference Room on Engrem Avenue.

Virtual Southern Vermont Connection Support Group

The first meeting will be on September 11, 2023.

Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7–8:30 p.m.

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM.

To join 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89875300160?pwd=b1dxbHlubU1OcElsNzFEUnJlMEZkQT09
Meeting ID: 898 7530 0160

Burlington Connection Support Group

Time: Every Thursday from 3–4:30 p.m.

Location:
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
2 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Meetings take place in the Commons Room on the first floor of the building. Paid parking options are available next to the Cathedral, but we recommend using the parking garage across the street for free 2-hour parking (45 Cherry Street).

Barre Connection Support Group

Time: Every Thursday from 6–7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Offered in-person and via Zoom.

Location:
People’s Health and Wellness Clinic
51 Church Street
Barre, VT 05641

Meetings take place in the Conference Room. Street parking free after 5pm.

To join every Thursday via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87140701427
Meeting ID: 871 4070 1427

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

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

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