Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving your healthcare needs since 1890.

Support Groups

For more information or to sign up for a support group, call the number listed.

AICD (Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator)

First Friday of each month

Elliot offers the only AICD support group in the tri-state area. Designed to help patients with internal cardioverter defibrillators and their families deal with unique issues.

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Caregiver's Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
10 to 11 a.m. at the Elliot Senior Health Center, 138 Webster Street
Interested participants can contact Barbara MacPhee, Senior Health Primary Care at 663-7051.


Support and education for cancer survivors and their caregivers in the first few years after treatment.
For more information and to register, please call 603-663-1804

Thriving Through Treatment

Support and education for women diagnosed with Breast Cancer within the last 12 months
For more information and to register, please call 603-663-1804

What’s the Meaning of This

A structured exploration for patients and caregivers who hope to understand the meaning and purpose of their cancer journey.
For more information and to register, please call 603-663-1804

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Chronic Pain Support Group

The support group provides educational programs including guest speakers. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, September through June, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Meetings are free. Please call 663-2881 with any questions.

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Support and Relaxation Group For People Living With IBS
Wednesdays • 10 to 11:30AM
March 12 to April 16 & April 23 to May 28
Presented by Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC
445 Cypress St. • Suite 8 • Manchester
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Third Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm

For people with Parkinson's disease, family members, friends, or anyone who has an interest in learning more about this disease.
Coordinator: Mary Blevens., P.T.

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Postpartum Emotional Support Group

Inpatient Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment
During your hospital stay, you will be given a “Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment”. An 11-item questionnaire is distributed to every new mother after birth, which screens for risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). Moms “at risk” view a PPD video, receive focused PPD education, follow up phone calls at home, and are offered VNA visits. They are also invited to attend the weekly New Moms Groups and the Postpartum Emotional Support Group. By screening universally, we hope to reduce the stigma of discussing maternal depression, by encouraging parents and healthcare providers to talk about it as a common complication of childbirth.

Disclaimer for Postpartum Depression Resources links:
Please note that inclusion on this website/resource list does not constitute a recommendation of any of the individuals or agencies listed. Neither Elliot Health System nor its members is liable for any actions taken by any of the resources referenced on this site. The credentials and statements found in the resource listings are not continuously monitored by Elliot Hospital. Their accuracy is the responsibility of the individual websites and resources contained therein, and should be confirmed by the consumer of the services sought.

Postpartum Community Resource Guide
Phone resources
Books, Website resources
Parenting NH July article on Postpartum Depression and Elliot Hospital
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (English and Spanish)

Information for Healthcare Providers:
Website resources for healthcare providers
MedEd PPD Care Pathway: algorithm for referral based on EPDS scores
Med chart


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Touching lives, Healing Hearts, Finding Hope

No registration required. For more information, please call 603-663-3396

Share is a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage or the loss of an infant shortly after birth.

Share is a mutual help support group facilitated by nurses with many years of experience caring for bereaved families.    Meetings are informational with an opportunity to share your story and meet others who have had similar experiences.  This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in conference Room A at Elliot Hospital from 7-9pm. There is no registration or fee.   Each month the group will focus on a different topic.

The Memory Garden Service is held rain or shine in May on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at 1pm.

The Angel of Hope is located in the Memory garden which is directly across from the Main entrance on the hillside adjacent to the Doctors Park Building.  The Angel of Hope was dedicated on Oct 15, 2011. 

An Angel of Hope candlelight healing ceremony will be held Dec 6 at 7pm at Elliot Hospital.  It is customary to bring a white flower to place at the base of the statue.   The ceremony will be held inside with a visit to the Angel to follow, weather permitting.

Please contact Brenda Smith RN by voice mail at 663-3396, by e-mail at Share@elliothospital.org  or visit the  Share of Southern New Hampshire face book page for more information about Share

VNA Bereavement Support

Please click here for the latest dates and times.

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Mom's Group

Offered to mothers and their babies as an opportunity to share and network. Weekly topics will include feeding, crying, sleep, caring for yourself, growth and development of your baby, dealing with relationships, managing and preventing illness, family nutrition, and finding a balance in life. Groups are led by a Nurse or Childbirth Educator.

11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

All ages (0-12 months)

There is no fee and no registration is required for this group. The Mom's Group meets at Elliot River’s Edge located at, 185 Queen City ave, Manchester, NH in the conference rooms.

For more information call 663-5897

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