Support Groups & Workshops

University Health and Counseling Services offers a variety of groups each term in an effort to support your varying needs. We are happy to help you find the best fit for you. 

All groups provide a nonjudgmental and confidential space in which to learn as well as to receive and offer support. You’ll explore different perspectives and new ways of coping. Groups are a brave space for personal connection and personal growth.  

To learn about workshops, please scroll to the bottom of the page. Workshops are held virtually and open to Northeastern students globally. Groups are for CURRENT Northeastern students in Massachusetts only and are held at EST.

What to Expect – Support Groups

I’m interested in participating in a group. What do I need to do? 

  • To express interest in participating in a group, you’ll need to submit an interest form. The link to the form is included in the group descriptions, below. Space is limited so please fill out the interest form as soon as you know which group you’d like to attend. 
  • Please pay attention to the dates and times of the support groups offered before you complete the interest form to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. We ask that you only submit interest forms for groups you can commit to attending.  
  • The group interest form will be sent to the group facilitator for the group that you expressed interest in. The facilitator will reach out to you within one week of receiving your interest form. If you do not hear back within one weeks’ time, please contact UHCS at 617.373.2772. It’s important that you respond to their call or message. Groups fill up quickly and membership is limited, so your prompt response is helpful.  
  • The facilitator will talk with you about the group and next steps. If the group is already full (no longer accepting new members), they can assist you with connecting with additional resources instead.  

The facilitator contacted me, and I’ve arranged to participate in the group. What else do I need to know? 

  • Check whether the group you are registered for is being offered in-person or virtually. 
  • If your group is in-person: Please arrive at UHCS five to ten minutes before the start time for the group. Upon arriving, please check in at the front desk with a Patient Associate. After checking in, have a seat in the seating area. The group facilitator will come out and greet you and escort you to the group room.  
  • If your group is offered virtually: At the time of registration, you will receive information on how to join the group. This information will include a link.  
  • Consistent group attendance is important. If you are not able to commit to attending all sessions, please consider participating at another time when you are better able to attend all sessions.  
  • It is important that group members are on time for visits.  

I am interested in a group that is listed as no longer accepting new members. What are my options? 

  • If you are interested in learning about support groups that might be available outside of Northeastern, contact Danette Mucaria, Associate Director of Mental Health ([email protected], 617.373.2772). 
  • Mental health support is available through UHCS and Find@Northeastern

Spring 2024 Support Groups and Workshops


Grief and Loss Support GroupFull

3:00PM to 4:00PM EST, In person

February 5th through April 8th

A group to create space for those students who are struggling with loss and/or grief and are interested in a place to process in a group format. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.

Grief and Loss Support Group is full for Spring 2024. If you would like to learn about other available resources, please contact Danette Mucaria, Associate Director of Mental Health [email protected].



4:00PM to 5:30PM EST, In person,

February 13th through April 9th

HEAL is a psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual assault. This group is offered in conjunction with OPEN’s Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Prescreening will begin the week of January 23, 2024.

Heal is full for Spring 2024. If you would like to learn about other available resources, please reach out to [email protected].


Let’s Chat for Mental Wellness

12:30PM to 1:30PM EST, Curry Student Center 348

February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

International Student Let’s Chat meets once a week in an open, non-judgmental safe space for you to speak with your peers and a clinician from UHCS to make connections, access support, and explore resources to benefit your mental wellness as you are navigating life in NU.

To express interest click here.

International Student Support Group

12:30PM to 1:30PM EST, In person at UHCS

February 29th through March 28th

Students coming to NU from other countries often face special challenges in their efforts to thrive at NU.  Challenges may relate to adjusting to a new academic and social environment, finding companions of one’s own culture/religion/language, homesickness, loneliness, financial stress, social confidence, and Visa issues, etc.

International Students Support Group meets once a week for 5 weeks in an open, non-judgmental and safe space to explore your needs in life, make social connections, and learn skills to navigate in searching resources through sharing your unique personal experiences.

To express interest click here.

Mental Health Under the Rainbow

Thursday March 28, 2024 1PM – 2PM EST Virtual

Thursday April 11, 2024 1PM – 2PM EST In-person, UHCS

Join us to talk and connect with one another about challenges we face, share healthy coping strategies/tips with each other, and learn about resources. Students must use their Northeastern email address to join the virtual session on March 28th.