Family Support Groups


Anxiety Group for Teens

Depression Group for Teens

Marijuana and Alcohol Use Teens and Parents


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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group

A free support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Group meets the first and third Monday of the month from 11 – noon in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor).  Call 978.354.2660 for more information. Free.

Grief Group for Children, Adolescents and Teens

A free expressive support group for children who have experienced a loss whether it be a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend.  Ages 7-12 (5-6 p.m.) and 13-18  (6-7 p.m.) on the first floor at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center. Call 978.354.2660 for more information. Free.

G.R.A.S.P., Grief Recovery after a substance passing

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. in the Davenport 102A conference room at NSMC Salem Hospital. Call 781.593.5224 or email with questions.  

Learn to Cope North Shore, living with a loved one's addiction

This peer family support group is for adults living with a loved one with a drug addiction. Meets every Thursday from 7 –8:30 p.m. at 55 Highland Hall on the Salem campus (55 Highland Avenue is the address). Contact Joanne Peterson at 508.801.3247 or visit web site.  Free.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs


Training and practice in mindfulness, meditation, and mindful hatha yoga. We have programs for

  • Adults
  • Adolescents 8-10 
  • Pre-teens 11-13
  • HS-College Students   
Learn more about each and register

Mood Disorders Support Group

Parents share strategies, resources, guidance and support with other parents seeking behavioral health and wellness for their children.  Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 12 - 1 p.m., in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor).  Free.

Parents of Children Entering Mental Health Care

This group will address questions and concerns that family members might have about their children accessing all levels of mental health care. Meets Tuesdays, 4 - 5 p.m., in Conference Room A (ground floor) NSMC Union Hospital.

Parents Helping Parents

Parent to parent support, which follows the statewide model.  Group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 11 - 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.

Parenting Today

Stop the power struggles. Get your teen to take responsibility and build mutual respect. MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center . Family Resource Center, 4th floor. The $55 registration fee includes a workbook. 

Sibling Support Program

Sibshop is a recreational peer support program for siblings (ages 8-13) with a brother or sister with a 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.