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Support Groups

Welcome to University Health & Counseling Services Groups page. We offer a variety of groups each term in an effort to support your varying needs. We are happy to help you find the best fit for you. 

All groups provide a nonjudgmental and confidential space in which to learn as well as to receive and offer support. You’ll explore different perspectives and new ways of coping. Groups are a brave space for personal connection and personal growth. 

Groups are currently conducted via Microsoft Teams, which is the most secure platform at this time as recommended by the university. This is based on the University’s management of social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. 

Below you’ll find all of our group offerings for the current semester. After submitting your interest form for whichever group/s you’re hoping to join, you will receive a call or email from the group facilitator with directives for next steps. You can indicate in your interest form if you’d like to have a conversation with the group facilitator to review the fundamentals of group and discuss any questions you may have. 

Information

  • Groups are for CURRENT Northeastern students residing in Massachusetts only.
  • All groups are held at Eastern Standard Time.

Spring 2021 Groups

UHCS spring 2021 groups are being finalized. Be sure to check back for more information soon! Below is a glimpse of groups that have been held in past terms.

HEAL

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM, beginning in March 2021

A psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual violence.

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, beginning March 16th

Whether you’ve been formally diagnosed or have experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety, this group can be a useful tool in healing and promoting your wellbeing. You’ll connect with peers who experience similar symptoms, learn strategies to support your mental health, and share in supporting one another in a confidential and non-judgmental space.

This group fills on a first come, first served basis by the order of interest forms received. Once you submit the group interest form, you can expect a call from the group facilitator to further discuss your needs and to answer any questions. Based on the high volume of interest forms received, it may take several days before you receive a call.

To register and learn more about this group, click here.

Managing Stress Around COVID-19

Through Find@Northeastern & iHope: Thursdays, 5:30 pm

If you’re feeling distressed during this uncertain time, please know you’re not alone. Join other Northeastern students for free and confidential online support groups for help with managing stress related to COVID-19.

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.

Support Group for Students in Isolation and Quarantine

Tuesdays 3:00 pm and Thursdays 1:00 pm

This is a support group especially for any students who are in isolation or quarantine and who may be experiencing feelings of isolation or loneliness. In this group, students can find nonjudgmental support and comfort with others in similar circumstances. The group will be facilitated by both UHCS Mental Health & Medical Clinicians to offer participants holistic and comprehensive support and guidance. The group meets twice a week and students are invited to attend as often as they wish.

To learn more about the group or express interest click here.

Managing Grief

Unfortunately, at this time we will be discontinuing the grief group due to low enrollment. However, please feel free to contact UHCS if interested in attending a grief group in the future and we can offer it again.

Reimagining Your Relationship with Food: Shifting your mindset with food through intuitive eating workshop

Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. beginning March 18th

Join registered dietitian Christine Clark, MS, RDN, CSSD to learn about how to shift your mindset from dieting to honoring hunger and making peace with food. This on-going workshop is not a therapy group but a place to learn about how to connect with hunger cues and disregard the diet culture.

Northeastern students can join this workshop through Zoom. Please make sure to use your Northeastern email address to join, as non-Northeastern emails will not be accepted.