Family Support Groups in Vermont

 

 

 

 

NAMI Family Support Group Meetings are free, 90-minute support groups for family and friends of individuals who live with a mental health condition.  Participants talk freely about the challenges they face in a supportive and understanding environment.  Members of the group help one another by listening and sharing their lived experiences, learned wisdom, and coping strategies.  Meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members.

Here at NAMI Vermont, we are constantly reviewing updates regarding COVID-19 and attempting to deliver programs and supports to interested participants.  During this time, we are very aware of the concerns of hosting in-person programs for participants, so we’re offering our support groups on Zoom.  We’re looking out for everyone in this challenging time!

 

NAMI Vermont’s Family Support Group is a support group for families and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition.

Family Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges.  All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges you may be experiencing.

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

 

WILLISTON — Hosted by the Greater Burlington Area Affiliate

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

Facilitator(s):
Margie L

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice:
Join Zoom Meeting

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 #

 

GEORGIA — 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:
Join Zoom Meeting

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 #

 

BRATTLEBORO — 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:
Join Zoom Meeting

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 #

 

BURLINGTON — Hosted by the Greater Burlington Area Affiliate

Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm & 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00-4:30 pm

Facilitator(s):
Jim J

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice:
Join Zoom Meeting

To Join on the SECOND Tuesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/277667605
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 277 667 605 #

To Join on the FOURTH Tuesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83931837159
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 839 3183 7159 #

 

BENNINGTON — 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:
Join Zoom Meeting

To Join on the SECOND Tuesday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86522173245?pwd=eFRUTzJ3bGxHcFF6WXoxaTFGdm8vQT09
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 865 2217 3245 #
Passcode:  478112

 

MANCHESTER — Hosted by the Southern Vermont Affiliate

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

Facilitator(s):
Ann C

NOTE: Offered via ZOOM until further notice:
Join Zoom Meeting

To Join on the THIRD Monday of the month:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85630984108?pwd=WWV3YXNrZFJsQ0c0dXJBTEE2Tmtvdz09
Dial-in Option: +1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 856 3098 4108 #
Passcode:  57361

 

BERLIN — 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:
Join Zoom Meeting

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 #

 

SAINT JOHNSBURY — 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:
Join Zoom Meeting

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]