Self Help and Support Groups

Self Help

For a complete directory of local resources and services pertaining to mental health and any possible related needs check out our website

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19 to protect our participants, staff and the community-at-large we have made the following service adjustments.

  • Support Groups and Wellness Programs are being held via zoom and by phone with a limited number in person.  Please call for information.
  • To-go lunches available for $2.00, weekdays 12 – 1.

We still have staff in the office and if you need anything at all please feel from to call us at 845-339-9090. 

Support Groups at MHA

The Wellness Services Department offers a series of trainings and support groups to program participants, their family members and the general public. Groups are run either by Wellness Services staff or contracted professionally qualified facilitators. All groups are FREE and open to the public.

To register or obtain more information about groups please contacts us!

Call 845-339-9090



Informed Consent for Zoom
In order to attend online Virtual sessions, please return the Informed Consent for Zoom form (signed) signature page to You may also come to the Clifford Beers Center, 300 Aaron Ct. Kingston, in person to sign or turn it in to the Wellness Department.

ASD Family Matters

For families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder providing an opportunity to receive emotional support. Share your experiences & solutions with other families in similar situations.
2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00am - 11:30am

Caregivers Support Group

Ulster County Office for the Aging (OFA) and MHA are offering a support group designed for caregivers seeking support and coping skills, receive helpful advice, connect with others experiencing similar situations so that you can provide the best care for your loved ones.
Starting 8/18/2021
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15pm

Coping with Anxiety & Depression

Looking to gain support & effective coping strategies in dealing with anxiety / depression? Practice mindfulness in bringing awareness of emotions /thoughts /goals.
Thursdays 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Coping with Grief & Loss

Gain support & learn healthy coping skills; process grief to remain healthy during the healing process. Discuss & share experiences & explore via “open chair” & writing sessions. All group discussions are confidential… you are in a safe place to come & heal.
Mondays 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Empowering Parents Through Support

This group is for parents or caregivers of children or youth experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, &/or behavioral health challenges.
2nd & 4th Wednesday each/mo. 6:30pm – 8:00pm

From Surviving to Thriving

Do you feel overwhelmed? If you struggle with past trauma, or even thoughts or history of suicide, you will learn to identify inner resources, gain support, share coping skills, positivity, & meaning.  Various modalities will be used to access healing & finding.
Starting 8/24/2021
Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm

Men’s Anger Management

Join other men for a 10-week self-help &/or mandated workshop on effective coping strategies. Explore, uncover, & understand causes of your anger, gain awareness of emotions /thoughts /goals.
(10 sessions); Call for Start Date
Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mindful Eating D/O Support

This group offers education & support for individuals who identify as having any kind of eating disorder.
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:00pm

N.A.M.I. Family Support Group
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

For family members who have a loved one living with a mental health condition. Support, Resources and Hope!
Facilitated by NAMI Mid-Hudson, to register please call 845-206-9892
1st Wednesday, 2nd & 4th Monday, 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ready, Steady, Go!

Join others who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Share feelings and learn ways to cope with PD’s challenges in a weekly, peer-led support group.
Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30pm

Relax: Mindful Yoga

Relax, move, feel! Offering an easy warm up to enhance range of motion & flexibility, plus a variety of breathing, grounding & centering poses.  Beginners are welcome! A peaceful rest pose will finish each class.
Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45am

Relax: Meditation & Discussion

A holistic approach to how we live.  In this discussion & experiential support group, we will be checking in & sharing personal challenges that have been causing stress/feelings of being overwhelmed.  We will be accessing practice of observer mode, acknowledging stress & finding inner harmony, wisdom/insight & choosing health.
Starting 8/18/2021
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00am

Returning to Learning

This group is perfect to network and socialize with fellow students, Learn time management skills, develop effective stress management tools, practice conflict resolution, and engage in general student support services.
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm

Women’s Anger Management

Join other women for a 10-week self-help &/or mandated workshop on effective coping strategies. Explore, uncover, & understand causes of your anger, gain awareness of emotions /thoughts /goals.
(10 sessions); Call for Start Date
Thursdays 5:45pm - 7:45pm