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.

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 Support

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.

20s Something Support Group

Young adulthood is full of change, challenges and opportunities.  The added stress of grieving for a loved one can be very challenging during this season of life.  This support group is created specifically for young adults to have a place to discuss issues, manage grief, and understand how loss is affecting their life. Call 614-234-0200 to register.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Meets the Third Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Evergreen Program

Family-centered care and support for children age six through high school and their families. A pizza supper is included. Children attend a group with others their age, and adults meet in a group on the same night. Call 614-234-0200 to schedule an Intake prior to attending Evergreen.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Meets the Second Thursday of every month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm

Grief Process Support Groups

Professional facilitators offer support and comfort on the loss of a mate, friend, or family member. Conversations with others in a similar situation, educational materials, or sitting together in silence can help you heal. Call 614-234-0200 to register.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Mount Carmel East, Women’s Health Center
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


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

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

This support group provides comfort and education in the grieving process for individuals, couples and family members who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy, or who have lost a newborn or infant. Call 614-234-5999 for more information or to register.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's Women's Health Center
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Supporting One Another After the Loss of a Loved One to Suicide

This support group offers a safe and nurturing setting where you can tell your story, and receive support, understanding and encouragement for the future. Call 614-234-0265 to register.

Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Meets the First Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Limb Loss

Limb Loss Support Group

While limb loss is certainly a life-altering event, getting involved with others in similar situations can help with adjustment and recovery.That’s what the Mount Carmel Limb Loss Support Group is all about. Each group session features a topical discussion and a speaker. To learn more, call 614-234-5208.

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.

Midlife Women

NEW! Women Growing Older Without Children Monthly Group

This monthly group provides an opportunity for women to discuss and share the impact of growing older without children or grandchildren. Topics include life satisfaction, self-esteem, loneliness, family and work attitudes, health and well-being, friendship and affiliation. Registration is not required.

Panera Bread, North High Street
Third Monday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
October - December


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.