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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.
  • All groups are held at UHCS, 135 Forsyth Building

Spring 2020 Groups

Due to COVID-19, the UHCS Mental Health Support Groups have moved to video. If you have been participating in a UHCS support group, please follow-up with your group facilitator or Stacy Creamer, LMHC, Assistant Director of Mental Health (S.Creamer@northeastern.edu), with any questions regarding remote participation. Please continue to check this page for additional updates.

Yoga for Mental Wellness

Mondays 9:30am-10:30am, January 27th to April 20th

LOCATION: 200 Ell Hall at the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service’s “Sacred Space.”

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. This group is drop-in so you may attend as many sessions as you’d like at your leisure.

You’ll leave each group with tactile, 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 somatic 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 prior yoga experience required. A limited number of mats are available for students to borrow during the group and thus students are advised to bring their own yoga mat if possible. Students should wear appropriate loose clothing or fitness attire.

No pre-registration is required. Group will be held in 200 Ell Hall at the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service’s “Sacred Space.” If you have any questions regarding this group, please call UHCS at 617-373-2772 and request to leave a message for the group facilitator.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group for Graduate Students

Mondays 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, January 27th – April 20th

Find support, create personal change, and connect with others around managing depression and anxiety in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental setting.

This group is currently not accepting new members. If you are interested in this group, or learning about other treatment options, please contact to Stacy Creamer, LMHC Assistant Director of Mental Health.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group

There will be three Depression and Anxiety Support groups running this semester. Please feel free to express interest in whichever time fits your schedule best:

  • Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, January 28th to April 21st
  • Thursdays 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, January 30th – April 23rd
  • Thursday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, January 30th – April 23rd

Find support, create personal change, and connect with others around managing depression and anxiety in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental setting.

These groups are currently not accepting new members. If you are interested in this group, or learning about other treatment options, please contact to Stacy Creamer, LMHC Assistant Director of Mental Health.

HEAL

Tuesdays 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, starting February 18, 2020

A psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual violence.

This group is currently not accepting new members. If you are interested in this group, or learning about other treatment options, please contact to Stacy Creamer, LMHC Assistant Director of Mental Health.

International Student Support Group

Wednesdays 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, February 5th – March 25th

Want to connect with other international students to talk about life in the U.S.? 

Come for support and share your experiences about studying abroad (dream vs. reality), culture shocks, homesickness, loneliness, academic stress, communication in a second language, social confidence / support, stress management / survival tips or visa matters.

This group is weekly and open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional international students. Come join us!  Together we can make it!

To express interest in this group click here

N.U.in Support Group

Wednesdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, February 5th – March 18th

The transition from an N.U.in program to the Boston campus can be a challenging process. Join other N.U.in students adjusting to campus for a weekly support group in a non-judgmental and confidential space.

To express interest in this group click here