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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call (800) 273-8255

211 NHoffsite.png - Your connection to all the health and human services available to you. Call 2-1-1.

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Child and Family Servicesoffsite.png - Serving multiple regions of New Hampshire

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Havenoffsite.png - Domestic Abuse Support Services. Call 1-603-994-7233 to reach Haven's 24-hour confidential hotline

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Wentworth-Douglass Support Groups 

These groups, presented by hospital staff, meet regularly at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Please contact the person listed for further information. 

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support 

Educational Support
Second Monday of every month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
This group provides education and support before and after surgery. Groups are moderated by a dietitian. Attendance to at least one group is required prior to surgery. Patients, family, and friends who will be supporting you after surgery are welcome to attend. Please do not bring children.
Call (603) 610-8094 for more information.

Staying Connected
Fourth Monday of every month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
This group provides ongoing support after surgery. Groups are moderated by Dr. Wagner. Attendance is encouraged but not required after surgery.
Call (603) 610-8094 for more information.

Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Survivor Support 
This peer-led group provides open discussion and support to any woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 
Second Thursday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, WDH Garrison Auditoriums - Dionne Room.
Contact Social Work at (603) 740-2830.

Gynecologic Cancer Support 
This peer-led group provides open discussion and support to any woman who has been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.  
First Wednesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, WDH Patient and Family Learning Center across from the Garrison Wing elevators.
Contact the GYN-Oncology Clinic at (603) 609-6024. 

Mind. Body. Mend. - Fall session starts November 12
For women 40 years of age or younger with any cancer diagnosis before, during, or after treatment. 
Presented by Social Work Services, this group will facilitate journaling and yoga, and discussions on relationships, intimacy and nutrition. November 12 & 19 and December 3 &10, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Portsmouth Outpatient Center, 121 Corporate Drive (Building C.) For more information, contact Katelyn Seager, MSW,  at (603) 609-6409. 

Diabetes Support

Diabetes Education and Support 
Last Thursday of every month (except June, July and August), 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Contact Marianne Evans-Ramsay, Diabetes Educator, (603) 740-2443

Parents of Children with Diabetes Support 
Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact Kris Ferullo,RN, BSN, CDE, Nurse Manager Diabetes Services, (603) 740-2861

Women & Children's Center  Support Groups

New Parents Support Group
Come and meet other new parents and discuss topics of concern to you. These groups are led by lactation consultants and child life specialists. The group meets most Fridays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Visit Childbirth Education for more information. 

Finding Yourself In Motherhood
Becoming a mother can be joyful and challenging. If you're not feeling quite yourself or it's not what you expected, you're not alone. Many women feel overwhelmed. Talking with other moms who are experiencing the same feelings can help. This group meets weekly on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Babies are welcome and child care is available if needed. Registration is encouraged and is required if you need childcare. Visit Childbirth Education or call (603) 609-6964. 

Seacoast Parents Coping With Perinatal Loss
For families facing miscarriage, fatal fetal diagnosis, stillbirth or neonatal death. Unconditional support for loss at any gestation. Meetings encourage peer support through discussion and group activities.  Group meets first Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 pm. (except for October). Childcare available with preregistration.  For more information or immediate support contact the Perinatal Bereavement coordinator:


Chronic Pain Support Group
Sessions will be the last Thursday of every other month (January 30, March 26, May 28, July 30, September 24, and November 19) from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Wentworth-Douglass Patient & Family Learning Center. 
Do you live with chronic pain? Would you like to get and give support to others like you? Consider joining our new support group led by Holly Roche, of Wentworth-Douglass Integrative Therapies. 
Contact (603) 609-6027 for more information. 

Grief Support 
First Tuesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact Marcia Flinkstrom, MSW (603) 740-2225 or

Ostomy Support Group
Third Saturday of every month, 10:30 am - Noon
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Salmon Falls Room
Contact Sue Gonet, (603) 740-2832 or

POTS (Positional Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact Coastal Neurology Services, (603) 749-0913

Stroke Support Group
Third Thursday of every month, 2:00 p.m.
Interact with other stroke survivors in an encouraging environment. Topics may include coping skills, education and presentations from experts. Friends and family welcome. 
Contact Lindsey Wyma, (603) 740-2271 or

Community-Led Support Groups

As a community service, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital makes its facilities available for support groups to meet. These groups are not affiliated with the Hospital, and the fact that they meet at the Hospital should not be considered an endorsement by the Hospital or any of its physicians. Please contact the person listed for additional information. 

Contact Vince, (603) 343-6599

Fridays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Bonnie, (603) 957-2000

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Sundays, 10:30 am - Noon
Contact Tracy, (603) 817-9374

Dementia Support
First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Contact Amanda, (603) 988-4727

GFWC Dover Women's Club
Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Contact Donna, (603) 502-8606

Huntington Disease Support
Second Tuesday of every month, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Contact Charlene, (603) 742-2996

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support
Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Contact Sandy, (603) 332-0652

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Support
Meets Sundays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact Harry, (603) 427-0965 or (262) 237-2385

Meets Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Contact Heidi, (603) 706-2087

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI CONNECTION) 
Contact Kim, (603) 743-1494

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Support
Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Contact Mary, (603) 335-4303

Post Polio Support
Third Saturday of every month, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Contact Norman (603) 642-3069 or Carol (603) 770-4483

Veterans Support Group (Bets for Vets)
Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Contact Jim Alty, (603) 742-4789

Women's AA
First Sunday of every month, 7:30 - 10:30 am
Contact Tracy, (603) 817-9374

Young AA Group
Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact Aaron, (603) 674-2580

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