Family Support Groups
ADHD Parent Support Groups
Parents support and guide one another through the challenges of parenting children with behavioral, social and educational issues. Group meets in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor), four week series, spring and fall with sufficient interest. Click here to register or call 978.354.2670 for more information. $40 registration fee.
Bipolar Disorder Parent Support Group
Parents share strategies, resources and support with other parents of a child or adolescent with Bipolar Disorder. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 12 - 1:30 p.m., in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). FREE
Depression Group for TEENS
Teen support group to talk about all issues of depression without judgement. Three part series facilitated by Cathy Goldstein-Mullin, LICSW. Meets in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Call 978.354.2670 for more information. $30 registration fee.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group
A free support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Group meets the first and third Monday of the month from 11 – 12 noon in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Contact Elaine Rossen 978.741.1215 x 2623 or call 978.354.2670 for more information. FREE
G.R.A.S.P. Grief Recovery after a substance passing, GRASP North Shore
This peer group is open to anyone who has lost a family member or loved one to fatal overdose. Meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at 55 Highland Avenue (Highland Hall) , in the auditorium on the ground floor. Call 781.593.5224 or email with questions. FREE
Learn to Cope North Shore
This peer family support group is for adults living with a loved one with a drug addiction. Group meets every Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Davenport 102A conference room at NSMC Salem Hospital (1st floor, go in the rear entrance, Jefferson Avenue). Contact Joanne Peterson at 508.801.3247 or visit their web site. There is no registration or fee.
Maintain your Practice
Sunday sessions for those interested in refreshing mindfulness practices (see also Mindfulness for Children next in the list, as well as Stress Reduction clinics lower in this list). Yoga and guided meditation. January 27th, April 7th, June 23rd and September 8th, 2013 from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Healing Atrium at NSMC Union Hospital. Pre-registration appreciated; nominal drop-in fee of $10 or $35 for 4 sessions.
Mindfulness for Children in Everyday Life
Mindfulness and meditation for children ages 8-10. Meets Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., in the medical library of NSMC Salem Hospital , Davenport building, 1st floor. $60 registration fee.
OCD (Trapped Inside the Beast of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
A three part educational series for OCD sufferers of all ages, and their families. Facilitated by Cathy Goldstein- Mullin, LICSW. Meets in MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Call us at 978.354.2670 or email us. $30 registration fee.
Parents Helping Parents
Parent to parent support, which follows the statewide model. Group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 - 12 noon at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Free, confidential and anonymous. Call 1.800.882.1250 to get a referral. See our website or call us at 978.354.2670 for more information. FREE
Sibling Support Program
Sibshop is a recreational peer support program for siblings (ages 8-13) with a brother or sister with any developmental, behavioral or medical health disorder. Meets at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers. Call 978.354.2660 for dates and information. $15 registration fee.
Stress Reduction Clinic Programs
Training and practice in mindfulness, meditation, and mindful hatha yoga. Adult and Teen groups meet separately Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m. on the first floor of MassGeneral/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care Adults pay a fee of $375, Teens $250, Children $60. Discounts and scholarships are available. Call 978.354.2670 to register.