Family Support Groups

Anxiety Group for Teens

Depression Group for Teens

Marijuana and Alcohol Use Teens and Parents

Learn more and register for any of three above

Balance After Baby

A free parents group led by NSMC psychologist, Lauren DeRienzo, Psy.D., will help new moms learn about the emotional changes that occur after childbirth. Babies welcome. Group meets the second Monday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (1st floor).  Call 978.825-6610 for more information. Register

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).  Facilitated by Marguerite Roberts, MS, NP Call 978.354.2660 for more information.

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. Facilitated by Cara McAuliffe, MS, CCLS Child Life Specialist Call 978.354.2670 for more information.

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 101 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 Davenport 102A, Salem Hospital.  Contact Marguerite Roberts,MS, NP or visit their web site.

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 second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor).  Facilitated by Patty Gardner-Goodof, MSW, LICSW.

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.  Facilitated by Jessica Smith, LICSW Call 781-477-3890 or

Parents Helping Parents

Parent to parent support, which follows the statewide model.  Group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 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. Facilitated by Cindy Veatch, LICSW.

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.