Parent Support Groups for Families with Mental Health issues

Sponsored by NAMI NH

Looking for support? Come and make important connections to others who:

  • Understand the challenges you face and the opportunities ahead
  • Feel the same way you do
  • Have had the same experiences
  • Will help you learn new coping skills
  • Will share their successes and strategies with you

Parenting a Child with Serious Emotional Disorders?
Have questions? Willing to share tips and strategies with others?
Do not feel alone...

Groups are led by a trained facilitator who is a parent. If your interested in becoming a support group facilitator, please visit Leader Training. 

Through affiliates around the state, NAMI NH offers supports groups to family members and parents who have a loved one with mental illness. Find a support group near you using the links below. If there is no parent support group near you, please contact the Information and Resources line to learn about 1:1 family support program.

NOTE: Please contact the group facilitator listed to make sure no schedule changes have been made. If you are unable to reach the facilitator, please call or email the NAMI NH contact.

Contact information listed below is intended for families and individuals so that they may connect with Support Group leaders regarding the group. Contact information is not intended for solicitation of any kind.

Join a parent support group today!

NAMI NH Contact: Laurie Foster - Email or Phone (603) 225-5359




Facilitators: Rebecca Bennett - 603-848-0873 and Carolyn Blasko - 603-738-2409
Location: Straw Hall, NAMI NH Office, 85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6pm to 8pm




Facilitator: Matt Lahr - 603-512-3883
Location: Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Federal Savings Bank Room/Garrison Wing/1st Floor, 789 Central Ave., Dover, NH
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month - Group does not meet in July or August
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Facilitator: Theresa Eichorn (603) 707-0888
Location: Lakes Region Community Serivces, Family Resources Center, 719 North Main Street, Laconia
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month (This group doesn't meeting in July and August)
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm




Facilitator: Doreen Arseneau - email
Location: All Saints Church, 35 School Street, Littleton, NH
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month - Group does not meet in July and August
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm


Facilitators: Carol Lemelin (603) 664-2116
Location: Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester - 1st Floor Conference Room
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

NAMI also has a Facebook Page "Parents and Loved Ones of Children with Serious Emotional Disorders." It is a closed Facebook page, which means you can join, but your other friends that aren't part of the group can't see what you are writing.