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

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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. 

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
Contact Anne Daugherty, LICSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker, (603) 740-2830

Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Support
This quarterly group is designed for any woman currently in treatment and/or diagnosed in the past year. This group meets at the Wentworth-Douglass Garrison Auditoriums. Light refreshments will be served. For dates and times, call (603) 609-6120. 

Gynecologic Cancer Support 
First Wednesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Meetings alternate monthly between an educational format facilitated by professional staff and an informal peer-led format.
Contact Kathy Quinn, RN, at (603) 609-6024

Look Good Feel Better
Women undergoing cancer treatment are welcome to attend this group sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
First Wednesday of every month, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Held at the Seacoast Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
To register, Anne Daugherty, LICSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker, (603) 740-2830 

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

New Parent Support

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 Mondays 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. 


Grief Support 
First Tuesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact Monica Viel-Weiss, MSW, (603) 740-2853

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 Amy Joslin, 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 Flynn, (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)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Contact Matt, (603) 512-3883

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI CONNECTION)
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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

Seacoast Parents Coping With Perinatal Loss
This group is for parents facing perinatal loss, whether it be miscarriage, fatal fetal diagnosis, or stillbirth. We support each other unconditionally for loss at any gestation. The group is led by Amy Peterson, a doula trained in supporting perinatal loss. For more information visit the Seacoast Parents Coping With Perinatal Loss Facebook page

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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