Support Groups


Grief Support Group 
A grief support group for any type of loss. Ages 21 and older. 
Meets: Every Tuesday
Phone: 217-525-5675
Time: 4:30 – 6 pm
Location: HSHS St. John’s Hospital, St. Clare Annex, near Chapel
 
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group
For family and friends of those who have had someone die from mental illness via suicide.
Meets: First and third Tuesdays of each month
Phone: 217-525-5675
Time: 6:45 – 8 p.m.
Location: HSHS St. John’s Hospital, St. Clare Annex, near Chapel 
 
New Moms Dealing with Feelings
A support group for new moms experiencing baby blues or postpartum depression.
Meets: Every other Wednesday
Phone: 217-744-2229
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center, 4th Floor NICU Classroom
 
Heart Support Group
A support group for individuals with heart failure and/or weak heart muscle.
Phone: 217-544-6464, ext. 67828 to learn more.
 
Share Support Group
For people who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss.
Meets: First Wednesday of each month
Phone: 217-525-5675
Time: 7 pm
Location: HSHS St. John’s Hospital, St. Clare Annex, near Chapel
 
First Steps: Moms Support Group
This group gives moms and babies up to age one have the chance to meet in a supportive atmosphere. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in lively informative conversations conducted by Birth Center nurses. Free. No registration required.
Meets: Every Wednesday
Phone: 217-744-2229 (BABY)
Time: 12 – 1:30 pm
Location: Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center
 
Quality of Life After Cancer Support Group
For cancer survivors who have been through treatment and dealing with feelings and life-management issues.
Meets: First and Third Thursdays of each month
Phone: 217-544-6464, ext. 45591
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Location: Radiation Conference Room, 1st Floor of St. John’s Pavilion, Room 1A146