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Support Groups

Mount Carmel offers a variety of support groups to provide companionship, understanding and emotional support for patients and their families. Click on the categories below to view detailed information about each of our support groups.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Nutrition Support Group

Facilitated by our Bariatric Dietitian, this group offers ongoing nutrition education and support for Mount Carmel patients after surgery. There are open discussions about weight management techniques and advice on eating healthy at restaurants, reading food labels, healthy snacking and more. Participants must call 614-234-LIFE (5433) to pre-register

Mount Carmel West, Hospital Auditorium
First Monday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.(with the exception of holidays - which are rescheduled for the second Monday of each month)

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Learn from Mount Carmel medical professionals and receive emotional support from others who've shared the bariatric surgery experience. Call 614-234-LIFE (5433) to register

Mount Carmel West, Hospital Auditorium (unless otherwise indicated)
Second Tuesday of each month 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Lifestyle Integration Support Group

If you need some help coping with the emotional and social issues that can arise from having bariatric surgery, this group is a great place to get it. It focuses on post-surgery challenges and provides a dose of encouragement and hope whenever you need it. Call 614-234-LIFE (5433) to register

This group meets at Mount Carmel West on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30PM.

Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Support Group

This group provides emotional support for and from women living with breast cancer. Led by social workers, and registered nurses, these groups are ongoing. Join any time. Call 614-546-4180 for further information.

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio®

The Cancer Support Community Central Ohio offers a variety of professionally led educational and support programs, including support groups, workshops, survivorship programs, cooking and nutrition programs, a library and resource center. All are free of charge. For information and a calendar of events, visit or call 614-884-4673.

Colorectal Cancer Gathering

This monthly meeting helps those dealing with the various aspects of a colorectal cancer diagnosis.The group, which meets at Mount Carmel East and is open to patients and supporters, is facilitated by an Oncology Nurse Navigator. Registration is required at 614-546-4180 or

Haven of Hope at the Zangmeister Center

Haven of Hope provides free resources and programs to help restore life balance during cancer recovery, including therapeutic yoga, support groups, educational programs, a resource library and Licensed Social Workers. For more information call 614-383-6256.

Crime & Trauma Assistance

If you’re a victim of crime or trauma, these programs provide specialized professional assistance through education and therapeutic intervention in both individual and group settings. All sessions are held at Mount Carmel West, and an initial intake meeting is required before you can attend. Call 614-234-5900 for more information or to schedule an intake meeting.

Therapy Groups:

Circle of Hope: For Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This 12-week group focuses on support, processing, coping skills, and therapeutic processing for women 18 and older.You must be working concurrently with an individual therapist in the community to participate in this group.

Healing Circle: For Female Survivors of Sexual Assault

For women 18 and older who are survivors of sexual assault, this 10-week therapy group is designed to offer support, coping techniques, and therapeutic processing.

Trauma Group for Parents and Children

This is an eight-week group for children who have experienced a traumatic event. Parents attend “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” while children attend a trauma-focused group to improve feeling expression, learn coping strategies, and process traumatic memories.

Survivors’ Voices

This group therapy experience for male and female survivors of violent crimes provides education, support, coping skills, and therapeutic processing.

Psychoeducational Group

Trauma Response and Stabilization

For men and women who have survived a violent crime, this group provides basic information on the effects of trauma, along with numerous opportunities to learn techniques for understanding and managing those effects.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Support Group

Join others with diabetes who are coping with the same challenges you face.These fun, informal sessions include educational topics and guest speakers. Friends and family are welcome. Call 614-546-4582 for more information.

Grief & Loss

All grief support groups and programs are presented by Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care clinical staff. Funding for bereavement and counseling programs at Mount Carmel Hospice is made possible through the generous donations to the Mount Carmel Foundation.

Our clinical staff has over 100 years of combined expertise in the bereavement profession.

Evergreen Program

A family-centered care and support program for children age 6 through high school and their families who are mourning a loss. A pizza supper is provided. Call 614-234-0200 to attend an information meeting.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care
2nd Thursdays, September through May, 6 - 7:30 pm

(Intakes still occur during the summer)

Grief Process Support Groups

Receive support and comfort on the loss of a mate, friend or family member through conversation, educational materials and sitting together in silence. Call 614-234-0200 to register.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care
Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Mount Carmel East
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's
Thursdays, 12:00 noon. – 1:30 p.m.

Maternity (Breastfeeding)

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join one of our certified lactation consultant as she offers you a chance to learn, ask questions, get good advice and share your breastfeeding experiences with other moms in a private, nurturing environment. Babies are welcome. For more information call 614-234-MILK (6455).

Mount Carmel East
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Mother Infant Unit, 4th floor
6001 E. Broad St.

Mount Carmel West
Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Community Health Resource Center Classroom

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Maternity Pavilion Conference Room
500 S. Cleveland Ave.


Stroke Support Group

This informal group helps educate patients, families, and the community about the process of stroke recovery. Experts guide group interactions and present guest speakers and educational videos. Call 614-234-3905 for more information and locations. Transportation assistance may be available.

Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.