Peer Support Groups

This list includes peer support groups for mental health, both in-person groups in the Greater Boston area and virtual, online groups.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE BOSTON

DBSA Boston (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston, formerly known as MDDA-Boston) is a non-profit, self-help support organization run by volunteers, for people diagnosed or who feel they have or experienced mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and for family and friends.
DBSA members come together to support each other and share information with others who are in similar situations. Mood disorders impact millions of people and their families and friends every year. Coping with these disorders is difficult enough, but coping alone can be even tougher.

Boston, MA, USA

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peer support groups, Boston

FIREWEED COLLECTIVE SUPPORT GROUPS

Fireweed Collective Groups are unstructured spaces where folks can connect to, and offer mutual aid with others who share similar life experiences and struggles.

Groups run for a month. They meet once a week online for one hour. All support groups are free and are facilitated by members of Fireweed Collective. Your donations allow us to offer services at a low cost. Groups for QTBIPOC, disabled/chronically ill/neurodivergent folks, sexual survivors, and more.

United States

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peer support groups, virtual

METRO BOSTON RECOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY

The mission of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community is to offer peer-to-peer services for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance misuse issues, in a trauma-sensitive and person-driven manner.

Everyone who enters our four Recovery Centers is welcome and becomes an instant member. All Recovery Center services, groups, classes and activities are without charge.

Boston, MA, USA

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peer support groups, Boston

NAMI CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for people who are concerned about their mental health. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI Connection groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The groups encourage empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

Massachusetts, USA

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peer support groups, Massachusetts

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