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: Outrageous Courageous Kids Children's Cancer Support Program   


    Caregivers Support Groups

    Caregiver Support Group for All Illnesses
    The Shepherd’s Center
    Six week course titled 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers.'
    Registration is required. Please contact Linda Lewis at 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 at 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: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 2 to 3 pm, only once in November due to the holiday.
    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
    Six week sessions begin Tuesday September 27th from 6 to 7:30pm.  Individuals must attend first and/or second group meeting, after the second group meeting, membership is closed.  
    Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600. 

    Coping with the Death of a Spouse
    Williams Education & Counseling Center
    101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
    Six week sessions begin Monday September 26th from 6 to 7:30pm or Tuesday September 27th 1:30 to 3pm.  Individuals must attend the first and /or second group meeting.  After the second group meeting, membership is closed.  
    Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600.

    Death of a Child at Any Age Group

    Williams Education & Counseling Center
    101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103 |  Google Maps
    2nd Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm. 
    Registration is required. To register, please call 336-768-6157 ext. 1600. 

    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 Susanna Lund at 336-331-1348 or email susanna.lund@hospicecarecenter.org. 

    Left Behind: A Group for Survivors of Suicide
    Williams Education & Counseling Center
    101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
    Meetings: 2nd and 4th 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, 336-560-7858

    Stroke Support Group

    Wake Forest Baptist Health Diabetes & Endocrinology 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
    Senior Services
    2895 Shorefair Drive
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | Google Maps
    Meetings: 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm 


    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: Monday and Thursday, 10:30 am – 12 pm, 5th Floor North Tower 

    NextSteps Self Management Course 
    Online enrollment: nextstepsonline.org  
    In-person enrollment: Liz White, ebwhite@wakehealth.edu, 336-716-1439 

    Website: www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/trauma_centers/23  
    Contact: Liz White, ebwhite@wakehealth.edu,  336-716-1439 


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    See Weight Management Center.  

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