University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center offers a variety of support groups to help patients, families and community members manage health conditions in a supportive group setting. These are ongoing educational series that are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested, along with their family members or loved ones. Learn more about our support groups below, and for dates and times, visit our calendar of events.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join other moms in the community to share your breastfeeding successes and challenges. Get answers to your questions while connecting with and supporting other mothers. Led by a certified lactation consultant, all breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. If you have any questions, please call 410-595-1782.

Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Survivorship support group is open to all cancer patients, survivors, support persons and their family members. In addition to networking and peer support, the group will discuss timely topics related to treatment and careVisit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call the Tate Cancer Center at 410-553-8179.

Diabetes Support Group

The Living with Diabetes support group is open to all people with diabetes and their family members. The attendees raise topic discussions including maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing diabetes, challenges and health tips. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC at 410-787-4940.

Mental Health Support Group

The mental health support group covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addictions and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available to patients and their families will also be discussed. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627.

Ostomy Support Group

The ostomy support group at UM BWMC is for anyone with a urinary or fecal diversion (an ostomy), their family members or support people, patients with Crohn’s disease or colitis, or anyone looking for ostomy advice and support. The program covers topics that include ostomy options, hygiene and maintenance, psychosocial issues, recommendations and local resources. In addition to a presentation, participants are encouraged to share experiences and helpful tips in open discussion. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, please call 410-787-4578 or 410-787-4579.

Stroke Support Group

The stroke support group is for stroke survivors, high-risk stroke candidates and anyone interested in learning more about stroke recovery and prevention. The program covers topics that include driving after a stroke, mental health and understanding medications. Community resources and services available to stroke patients and their families will also be discussed. In addition to a presentation, participants will view informational videos and have an opportunity to have questions answered. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call 410-787-4138.