Support Groups

This page is for online peer support groups offered by qualified peer-run agencies and/or peer support providers, listed by location. 

Statewide

Academy of Peer Services
Virtual Learning Community Networking
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:30 pm Eastern

See the Calendar for connection information

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Phone Support | Emotional Support Line (statewide)

Available for all who need emotional support during this time
Office of Mental Health
24 x 7 – Call 1-844-863-9314
Additional OMH Resources

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New York City

Baltic Street AEH

Baltic Street Resource and Wellness Center
Remote Peer Support Groups

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Long Island

Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Healing Connections Online Support Group (daily)
For time and connection information, click here.

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Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Ongoing Employment Support and Education 
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 4:30 – 6:00 pm
3rd Wednesday: educational presentation
Request to be added to email list: 631-471-7242 ext. 1341

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Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Long Island Peer Networking Meeting
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 3:30 pm -5:00 pm
Online through Zoom link and by phone w/meeting ID
Request to be added to email list: 631-471-7242 ext. 1341

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Nassau County

MHA Peer Support Services
Click here to see their calendar of events
https://mhanc.org/calendar/

Turquoise House Online Peer Support Groups
Every Monday, 5PM-6PM: Let’s talk about anxiety with Scott
https://bit.ly/Mondayat5
Meeting ID: 811 6073 6746

Every other Tuesday, 5PM-6PM: Financial Literacy with Henry
https://bit.ly/FinancialLitGroup
Meeting ID: 836 9520 6618

Every Saturday, 12PM-1PM: Peer support with Allen
https://bit.ly/Saturdaytalk
Meeting ID: 868 6893 9538

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Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project

Online Support Groups

  • Mondays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
  • Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
  • Fridays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

For connection information, click here.

You can also reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line at 1 (800) 272-8255 & Press 1 or Response Crisis Hotline of Suffolk County at (631) 751-7500

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Capital Region

Albany
Mental Health Empowerment Project
All groups are on Zoom. To access a group, go to https://www.zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID or click the link for the desired time.

Mental Health Empowerment Project Special Interest Groups (New!)
These topic-based groups are in addition to our Daily Online Support

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Troy
EMPOWERMENT EXCHANGE
Flyer
For more information or updates call 518-235-2173.

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Mount Vernon
RISE CENTER
Flyer
For more information or updates call 914-664-3444.

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Albany
NAMI Capital Region Support Groups
Thursdays, NAMI Connection (for Peers)
Thursdays, Family Support Online
Learn More
Helpline: 518-588-6949

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Hudson River Region

White Plains
TALENT EXPRESS (Every Thursday 6-7 pm)
https://meet.google.com/kex-qytg-ufi 

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Catskill
Apogee Center
Water Street Studio – Daily Online Groups
Schedule

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Kingston
MHA of Ulster County
Schedule

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Central Region

Syracuse
The Recovery Center
Peer Support and Virtual Groups
Helio Health
Learn More

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Syracuse
Uniquepeerspectives
Example of their Newsletter

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Utica

Topic: Life as We Know It
Day: Every Wednesday starting April 8 through May 13
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Virtual through Google Meet
Learn More

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Northern Region

Plattsburgh

NAMI Champlain Valley
Remote Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 6 PM
Phone: 518-561-2685 (to reach any staff member)
General email: info@nami-cv.org
Flyer
Schedule:
Monday – Friday 1:30 PM
Peer SHARE Connection (Zoom/Call)
Meeting ID: 320 478 577
Password: 008685
Call in: 1-929-205-6099

Tuesday, Thursday 6 PM
Peer SHARE Connection (Zoom/Call)
Meeting ID: 756 313 939
Password: 005472
Call in: 1-929-205-6099

Wednesday, 6 PM
Better Together Family Support (Zoom/Call)
Meeting ID: 531 449 220
Password:000403
Call in: 1-929-205-6099

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Western Region

Buffalo
Mental Health Peer Connection
Virtual Open Mic: Freedom of Expression
Thursdays from 7 pm-8 pm ET
RSVP Lisa Maria Cruz at 716-208-2590

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Rochester
Creative Wellness Opportunity (CWO)
Many different types of groups
View a sample schedule here
To access and check their calendar, click here!

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Rochester
RocCovery Fitness
Many types of recovery and fitness groups.
View a sample schedule here.
To access and check their calendar, click here!

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Outside New York

National
NAMI Connection Support Groups Online
NAMI Homefront (6 week online group)
Depression and Bipolar Support Groups (Nationwide)

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Western Massachusetts
Recovery Learning Community
Online and Phone
List of groups by topic

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County
HopeWorx
Forensic Peer Support Online
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Learn More

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California

Los Angeles (but open to all)
Flyer
SHARE Online Self-Help Support Groups

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College of Behavioral Health
Fridays at 12:30 pm ET
Resilience Circles

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Support Group Central and Hello Peers
Several groups are starting up through Meet Up
Groups are available online through these platforms.
To learn more, visit: https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/

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Meet up
Several groups are starting up through Meet Up
Look up different meetings by topic to locate a group that is of interest.
To learn more, sign up for a free account: https://www.meetup.com/

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Canada

Ontario, Canada
Centre for Innovation in Peer Support(Tuesdays) Lunch Break for Peer Staff
(Wednesdays) Lunch Break for Supervisors
Learn More

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Support for Supporters

Are you a peer support provider or supervisor?
Join our groups for working peer supporters (supervisors welcome)
To learn more, click here.

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Discussion forum (available to all)

For Like Minds
A place to connect online with peers like you
Learn more

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Peer-run Organizations


More opportunities for support in your region, visit the websites for these member organizations.

 

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Are We Missing Groups?

Are you holding online peer support groups or classes?
Let us add them to this page.
Send email to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com