Support Groups

We offer: 

All of our services and events are free-of-charge.

For information about other support resources, please see:

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program (F2F) for family members of persons with severe mental illness. This program of 12 weekly two-and-a-half hour sessions is taught by trained family members. It provides support, education, skills training, and crisis intervention help for family members.  For more information, see https://namimainlinepa.org/support/family-to-family-education-basics-programs/#F2F.

Invitation to former Family-to-Family (F2F) participants
Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join our on-going Zoom wellness chats. We’ll next be zooming Wednesday, July 22, from 7-9 p.m.  Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information.  For those new to Zoom, join us at 6:45 p.m. to practice.

The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Meetings were previously held in Bryn Mawr.  If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@aol.com for more information.

The Havertown NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.  The Havertown Family Support Group will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. via ZoomFor more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group  is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting.  NAMI Connection will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Meetings were previously held in Bryn Mawr.  For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child suffering from mental illness will meet weekly via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m.  The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and was previously held at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others.  If you are interested in the support group, or for questions, please contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.

We also offer individualized support and information (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

Page last updated in April, 2020.

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