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Support Groups

Why participate?

Groups can have a powerful impact on personal growth and change. Groups can help you to:

  • Learn new ways to address your difficulties
  • Connect with others
  • Talk about challenges and issues important to you and other group members
  • Consider new perspectives
  • Explore new ways of coping
  • A safe place to give and receive feedback and support
  • Offers a confidential setting

Information

  • Groups are for CURRENT Northeastern students only.
  • Due to COVID-19, the UHCS Mental Health Support Groups are meeting in secure online videos.

Virtual Summer Group Offerings

Processing Racial Trauma Group

Thursdays, 1:30- 2:30pm EST, beginning June 11th

Join us in a virtual safe and validating space to process the impact that racial injustice and systemic racism have had on you and those around you. Facilitated by Toni Monfort, LMHC.

To express interest in this group, click here.

Managing Stress Around COVID-19

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

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. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm EST, May 19 – August 18 or

Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST, May 21 – August 20

UHCS is pleased to offer the Depression and Anxiety Group virtually this summer. There will be two group times offered.

Whether you’ve been formally diagnosed or have experienced ongoing 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 safe, 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 your interest form, you can expect a call from the group facilitator to further discuss your needs and to answer any questions you have about the group. Based on the high volume of interest forms received, it may take several days before you receive a call. We look forward to talking with you about your interest in group.

To express interest in this group, click here.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group for Graduate Students

Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST, May 19 – August 18

UHCS is pleased to offer the Depression and Anxiety Group for Graduate Students virtually this summer. This group is solely for graduate students and will meet virtually on Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm.

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 safe, 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 your Group Interest form, you can expect a call from the group facilitator to further discuss your needs and to answer any questions you have about the group. Based on the high volume of interest forms received, it may take several days before you receive a call. We look forward to talking with you about your interest in group.

To express interest in this group, click here.

Yoga for Mental Wellness

Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST, via livestream

Join Shelby Dwyer, UHCS Licensed Mental Health Counselor and yoga teacher, as she offers a virtual weekly live 60-minute yoga group in partnership with the Center for Spirituality Dialogue and ServiceClick here to stream live every Monday from 4-5pm (excluding Monday holidays), and access archived live recordings here.

In these live sessions, you’ll learn how to manage symptoms of stress and maintain mental wellness through different forms of meditation and the incorporation of gentle yoga postures, all of which can become staples in a simple self-care practice. Each week you’ll gather tangible and easily accessible techniques to reduce stress, improve sleep, alleviate intrusive symptoms, and learn to connect with sensations within your body. Specific postures will offer ways of alleviating the physical symptoms that come along with stress, poor sleep, depression, etc. Mindfulness through awareness of breath – pranayama techniques – will also offer another simple and accessible way to manage symptoms of anxiety or depression.

No previous yoga experience required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like at your leisure.