Mental Health Support and Education

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups 

NAMI Connecticut welcomes individuals who are living with mental health challenges.  We support the principles and process of recovery and believe that with appropriate supports and in some cases treatments, anyone can reach and maintain recovery from mental illness. 

People in recovery who facilitate these groups have been trained by NAMI Connecticut. We offer free peer-led support groups that are open to anyone who needs support as they recover, regardless of diagnosis. For a listing of NAMI Connection groups, please scroll down toward the end of this page.

Young Adult Connection Support Groups (18 - 29 years old)

Peer support is essential for young people in recovery, especially from other young adults who’ve “been there”.  That’s what the NAMI Young Adult Connection groups are all about.  

These groups were developed by and for young people living with mental health and/or addiction challenges.  The Young Adult Connection Groups are facilitated by young people in recovery who have been trained in the NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection support group model. The groups are designed to help young adults stay positive, healthy, and reach their goals through peer support and community sharing.  You can drop in and talk about what’s on your mind, participate in thought-provoking activities, and meet other young adults who have or are going through many of the same experiences you are. 

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In Our Own Voice 

The program is a prime vehicle for NAMI Connecticut’s outreach and education to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Presenters receive a small stipend for each presentation they deliver. Presentations usually run an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes in length. 

Anyone interested in finding out more about IOOV or how to become a support group facilitator or IOOV presenter can contact the Recovery Programs Coordinator at

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups

Central Village (Section of Plainfield)

Jewett City Savings Bank, Conference Rm.
48 Norwich Rd. (Rte. 12)
1st & 3rd Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, Starts 2/4/16
Contacts: Liz (860)-917-5322,


Danbury Police Headquarters, 375 Main St., Danbury
Training Room - First floor lobby (next to elevator) - Parking and building entrance are from the visitor lot in the back of the building
4th Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Don (860)-882-0236, ext. 29; email:

Mansfield Center

Natchaug Hospital, 189 Storrs Rd, Mansfield Center
2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Don at (860)-882-0236, ext. 29; email:
Please call before going, and please ask the receptionist at the main entrance for the meeting room

New Haven 

Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park St, New Haven
Meets in Room 133 on the first floor. Ask the security guard
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Allan (203) 496-0091;
Bus line: Route 0
Parking: Front and back of building have limited spots outside the gates
Security guard can open the gates to access parking in the gated area.
Note: CMHC is a smoke free location

New London

New London Public Library - Community Room (Lower Level)
63 Huntington Street, New London
2nd Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 PM-7:00pm
Contacts Don at (860) 882-0236 ext 29 or
Parking: In the back of the building or on the street

Norwalk- ON HOLD

HSC Community Services Building  
1 Park Street, Norwalk
(corner of Park St. and E. Wall St.)
Meets in the First Floor Conference Room
6:00-7:30 PM, the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
Contacts Don at (860) 882-0236 ext 29 or
Parking: Enter on E. Wall St . If the HSC lot is full, use the overflow lot at the funeral parlor next door

West Hartford (A program of NAMI Farmington Valley)

Covenant Congregational Church
1 Westminster Dr., West Hartford
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00pm (NOTE: Due to the Holiday, this group WILL NOT meet on Tuesday, July 3rd)
Contact; Don (860)-882-0236, ext 29; email:
OFF OF SEDGWICK ROAD. Use the rear entrance of the church (at the back parking lot), go up the stairs and turn right.


Lighthouse Clubhouse, 47 Arnold’s La., Willimantic
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 2:00-3:30pm
Contact; Don (860)-882-0236, ext 29; email:

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for Veterans


VA Connecticut Healthcare Center
555 Willard Avenue, Newington
Thursdays at 9:45 - 10:30 am in Room 322
Contact: Harold (860) 212-0233 or

West Haven

VA Community Center
144-52 Boston Post Rd, Room R28, West Haven
Wednesdays at 11:30 am
Contact: Allan (203) 496-0091;

NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection Community Groups (18 - 29 years old)


The American Center for CBT Training
110 National Drive
Fridays: 6:00-7:30pm Starting, Friday, April 26th, 2019
Contact Meredith: NAMI Connecticut at 860-882-0236 or


Shoreline Vineyard Office 510 Village Walk Plaza, 770 Boston Post Road Every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Contact Divinna: 860-876-0236


Quinnipiac University
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Weekly Evening Groups: 6:00-7:00pm
Contact Meredith:

Hartford: (ON HOLD)

LGBT Young Adult Rainbow Connection Group
NAMI Connecticut
576 Farmington Avenue
Mondays - 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact Hunter: (860) 759-1054


Center Congregational Church
11 Center Street, Manchester
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 PM Starting Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Contact Kim: (860) 560-6966

Manchester Community College
60 Bidwell Street, Manchester
Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM
Contact Joe: (860) 512-3592


Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Road, Mansfield
Every 1st & 3rd Friday from 6:30-8:00 PM
Contact Chelsea: (860) 634-4268


Russell Library 123 Broad Street
Every Thursday from 6:15-7:45 PM - Contact Val for room details Contact Val: (860) 882-0236 x31 *Free on street parking after 6:00 PM; lot across the street is $1 per hour                                                                              

New Britain:

Central Connecticut State University 116 Stanley Street - Student Center
Every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 PM - Contact Rickie for room details
Contact Rickie: (860) 670-8158


Brian’s Healing Hearts 461 Main Street
2nd & 4th Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact Judy: or call Brian’s Healing Hearts: (860) 625-5280


UConn Storrs Campus 2075 Hillside Road - Student Union
Every Other Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 PM - Room 318 Starting on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Contact Caitlyn: (860) 680-3355

West Hartford:

West Farms Mall
1500 New Britain Avenue - Community Room Every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact Marcus: (860) 384-4085
*Enter through California Pizza Kitchen. Take the elevator on the left up to the second floor, and security will lead you to the community room.


NAMI Connecticut Opioid Education Family & Peer Support Groups


InterCommunity - 16 Coventry St. Hartford                            Every Monday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674


Glastonbury Community Church, 113 Stancliff Rd, Glastonbury                           
***BEGINS MEETING: 1st week in April, exact date/time TBD Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674


Wellmore Behavioral Health, 141 E. Main Street. Waterbury                             Every Tuesday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674


Contact Mental Health Connecticut for more statewide support groups:

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