Our free support groups provide families and friends of those living with mental health challenges with an understanding environment within which to share experiences and gain insight from others.


Our structured group model ensures that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and get what they need.  


All groups are led by trained facilitators with lived experience.  


All discussions are confidential.

Friends and Family
Support Groups

Peer-led support groups for family members of individuals living with mental health conditions. 

First Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm
Topic: NAMI Southwest CT Family Support Group
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting: 

Third Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm
Topic: NAMI Fairfield County Support Group
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM  Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

(Child and Adolescent Network)
Support Group

A support group for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents, under age 21, with behavioral and emotional issues.

Every Wednesday at 10:00 am

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 208 443 3181

Contact: Pat at for the meeting password

1st Monday of the Month at 10:00 am
*Please be aware that May's group has been moved to Monday, May 10th. Reach out to Beth or Vanessa for the new meeting password.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 596 783 943

Contact: Beth at (203) 984-0123, or Vanessa at
(203) 970-4130 for the meeting password



SMART Recovery (R) is an effective program for helping people with their substance use, mental health, anger management, and more. It helps build self-management skills using CBT principles and motivational interviewing in a supportive, peer group setting. 


For more information about SMART Recovery and other groups, CLICK HERE.

P.O. Box 1582, New Canaan, CT 06840

203-400-NAMI (6264)

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