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Support Groups

At UPMC in central Pa., we are committed to supporting you when you need it most. That’s why we offer a number of support groups to help you connect with others who are having similar life experiences. Our groups offer emotional and practical support and are facilitated by specially trained UPMC staff members.

For additional information regarding any of the support groups listed, unless otherwise indicated, please call the Phone Line at 717-231-8900.

Explore Our Support Groups:

Cardiac and Stroke Related Support Groups

  • Powerful Hearts Support Group
  • Stroke Support Group

Cancer Related Support Groups

  • See a List of all Cancer Support Groups 

Mental Health and Coping Related Support Groups

  • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Groups

  • Breastfeeding Support
  • New Parent and Working Parent Networks
  • Hope Group - Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Support
  • Heartstrings - Perinatal Bereavement Support

(please call 717-231-8916 for more information)

Pulmonary and Tobacco Cessation Support Groups

  • Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Support Group
  • Better Breathers Club
  • A.W.A.K.E. (Sleep Apnea)

Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Groups

  • Bariatric Support Group

Brain Injury Support Groups

  • Date(s): Fourth Wednesday of each month.
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: UPMC West Shore Campus Outpatient Services Facility-Fredricksen Pavilion
    2025 Technology Parkway, Ground 08 Conference Room, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, we welcome you to join the Brain Injury Support Group. The group is a blend of survivors, family members, caregivers, and professionals of all ages.

Our support group is clinically supported by UPMC Neurological Institute nurses and underwritten by The Wilson “The Brain Matters” Endowment.

For more information, please call 717-303-9977.

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