Online Support Groups

online supportThis page is for online peer support groups by
qualified peer-run agencies and/or peer support providers.


By location


Statewide

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

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85125435466
Meeting ID: 851 2543 5466

Office of Mental Health
Coping Circle (six week group session)


New York City

Baltic Street AEH

Baltic Street Resource and Wellness Center
Remote Peer Support Groups


Long Island, New York

Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Healing Connections Online Support Group
(now daily!)

Monday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Friday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Saturday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Sunday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST

For connection information, click here.

Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Ongoing Employment Support and Education Meeting
Online through Zoom w/ meeting ID
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 4:30 – 6:00 pm
2nd Wednesday: “Support for Supporters” Support Group for Peer Specialists
in non-supervisory roles
3rd Wednesday: educational presentation
Request to be added to email list: evaianella@mhaw.org
or 631-471-7242 ext. 1341

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: evaianella@mhaw.org
or 631-471-7242 ext. 1341

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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Groups for Veterans (Long Island, New York)

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
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

 


Capital Region, New York

Albany
Mental Health Empowerment Project
These topic-based groups are in addition to our Daily Online Support
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.

8 a.m. – Meeting ID: 983 4836 7507
https://zoom.us/j/98348367507

11 a.m.- Meeting ID: 382 333 377
https://zoom.us/j/382333377

3 p.m. – Meeting ID: 962 6727 2990
https://zoom.us/j/96267272990

6 p.m. – Meeting ID: 993 2695 8770
https://zoom.us/j/99326958770

8 p.m. – Meeting ID: 690 715 056
https://zoom.us/j/690715056

9 p.m. – Meeting ID: 272 367 210
https://zoom.us/j/272367210

Sat. 4 pm: – Meeting ID: 952 0745 9937
https://zoom.us/j/95207459937

Sun. 4 p.m. – Meeting ID: 917 6400 0226
https://zoom.us/j/91764000226

Mental Health Empowerment Project Special Interest Groups (New!)
In addition to the daily Virtual Support Groups, we are now offering weekly special interest  groups.
Learn More

MONDAY – 4 PM – Mood Boosters Online – Meeting ID: 731 915 845
https://zoom.us/j/731915845

MONDAY – 6 PM – Alternatives to Suicide – Meeting ID: 825 6224 5652
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82562245652

TUESDAY – 4 PM – LGBTQ+ Peer Pride – Meeting ID: 975 9375 8698
https://zoom.us/j/97593758698

WEDNESDAY – 4 PM – Expressive Writing – Meeting ID: 992 7602 0662
https://zoom.us/j/99276020662

THURSDAY – 4 PM – Mind and Body Sobriety – Meeting ID: 992 4826 5219
https://zoom.us/j/99248265219

FRIDAY – 4 PM – Open Mic – Meeting ID: 933 4169 3035
https://zoom.us/j/93341693035

FRIDAY – 5 PM – Hearing Voices – Meeting ID: 991 4211 4991
https://zoom.us/j/99142114991


Capital Region (continued)
Troy, New York
EMPOWERMENT EXCHANGE
For more information or updates call 518-235-2173.
Flyer


Capital Region (continued)
Mount Vernon, New York
RISE CENTER
914-664-3444
Flyer


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


Hudson River Region, New York

White Plains
Talent Express (Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm)
Sign up on Meet Up (free)
(Search for Talent Express, Westchester)
https://www.meetup.com/

Catskill, New York
Apogee Center
Water Street Studio – Daily Online Groups
Schedule


Central Region, New York

Syracuse, New York

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

Uniquepeerspectives
May Newsletter

Utica, New York

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


Northern Region

Plattsburgh, New York

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

Current Schedule:
Monday – Friday 1:30 PM
Peer SHARE Connection (Zoom/Call)
http://zoom.us
Join a Meeting / Meeting ID: 320 478 577
Password: 008685
Call in: 1-929-205-6099

Tuesday, Thursday 6 PM
Peer Share Connection (Zoom/Call)
http://zoom.us
Join a Meeting / Meeting ID: 756 313 939
Password: 005472
Call in: 1-929-205-6099

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


Western Region

Buffalo, New York
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 or lmcruz@wnyil.org.

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

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


Outside New York

National
NAMI Homefront (6 week online group)


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


Pennsylvania

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


California

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


Canada

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


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


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/


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/


Tips for Facilitation

Are you facilitating peer support groups?
Check our guide by peer support facilitators for peer support facilitators:
Tips for Facilitating Online Support Groups 


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

Emotional SupportAdditional OMH Resources


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.


Discussion forum (available to all)

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


Peer-run Organizations

https://www.wcnyipa.net/affiliates/

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


Other 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