Support Groups

Support groups can be an integral part of the healing process. The staff of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is happy to help you connect with resources throughout the region.

For a listing of other regional and national support groups, please refer to our Health Encyclopedia.

Pediatric illnesses support groups are listed at brennerchildrens.org.


Alzheimer’s Support Groups

The Alzheimer’s Association maintains a current list of caregiver support groups by county.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support Groups

The Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association maintains a current list of support groups.


Burns

See Burn Support Groups


Cancer Support Groups

The Comprehensive Cancer Center maintains a current list of support groups at WFBMC and throughout North Carolina.

See also:


Caregivers Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group for All Illnesses
The Shepherd’s Center
336-748-0217 


Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group
Education Center, Classroom 3
250 Hospital Drive
Lexington, NC 27292 | Google Maps
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of every month, 2 to 3 pm
336-238-4408 


Epilepsy Support Group

Epilepsy Support Group for Women
Contact: Pat Gibson, MSW, 336-716-2321 


Grief Support Groups

See: Hospice & Palliative Care Center

Coping with the Death of a Loved One
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month, 2 to 3 pm
Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600.

Coping with the Death of a Parent
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps 
Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600. 
7-week Sessions begin:

  • Monday, September 30, 6 to 7:30 pm

Coping with the Death of a Spouse
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps 
Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600.
7-week Sessions begin:

  • Monday, September 30, 1:30 to 3 pm
  • Tuesday, October 1, 6 to 7:30 pm

Infant Loss Support Group
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
Meetings: Thursdays 6 to 7:30 pm 
Registration is required. To register, please call Mary Easton at 336-335-9931 or marye@heartstringssupport.org

Journey: Teen Retreats 
For teens, ages 13 through high school graduation, grieving the death of a loved one
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
Meetings: Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm  
Registration is required. To register, please call Joanna Lund at 336-331-1348.

Left Behind: A Group for Survivors of Suicide
Williams Education & Counseling Center
101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
Meetings: Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 pm
Registration is required. To register, please call Kelley Ryan at 336-331-1333. 

Pregnancy & Infant Loss 
Heartstrings offers support for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby from conception to one year of age.


Heart and Stroke Support Groups

Mended Little Hearts connects families with peers who have shared the experience of caring for a child with heart disease.
Contact: Valerie King, 336-466-0705

Stroke Support Group
Joslin Diabetes Center
4610 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104 | Google Maps
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month, 12 noon to 1 pm
336-716-9253


Movement Disorders Support Groups

Movement Disorders Caregiver Support Group
For families and caregivers of patients with movement disorders, offering support and information related to movement disorders
Location: TBA
Meetings: 1st Monday of every month


Parkinson's Disease Support Groups

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Heritage Woods
3812 Forrestgate Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm
336-768-2011 


Pediatric Illnesses Support Groups

See Brenner Children's Hospital Support Groups.


Psoriasis Support Group

Piedmont Triad Psoriasis Support Group
4618 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104 | Google Maps 
Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month, 6 to 7 pm
Contact: Ann Boles, 336-716-7731 


Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

Piedmont PH Support Group
Location: 9421 Concord Church Road
Lewisville, NC
Contact: Cindy Pickles
336-945-9696
cpickles50@gmail.com


Trauma Survivors Network Support Program 

Support Group for Survivors and Family Members 
Meetings: Last Wednesday of every month, 6-7:30 

Family and Friends Snack and Chat 
Meetings: Every Thursday, 10 am – 5th Floor North Tower
11:15 am – 11th Floor Reynolds Tower 

NextSteps Self Management Course 
Online enrollment: nextstepsonline.org  
In-person enrollment: Contact Danielle Drye

Website: www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/trauma_centers/23  
Contact: Danielle Drye, ddrye@wakehealth.edu,  336-716-1439 


Weight Loss Surgery

See Weight Management Center.  

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