Current Support Groups

WellMama groups are led by Oregon Health Authority certified Peer Support Specialists and trained volunteer facilitators, with lived experience, and are designed to help and support all birthing people and support partners. We offer support on a number of topics and opportunities to learn to handle stress related to becoming parents. We focus on depression, anxiety, birth trauma and more. Non-birthing, partners and caregivers are always welcome!

All our groups are free and a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Check out our Current Wellness Workshop Offerings (including our Parker Learning Gardens Partnership): Click Here
  • What is Peer Support?  Find out More:  Click Here
  • For information about our services for NICU families: Click Here
  • For information about our Bereavement Groups for Pregnancy Loss or Infant Death, please see our  Life After Loss page: Click Here
  • To Request Counseling services through our partnership with Center for Community Counseling, please Click Here. 

Scroll Down to see Descriptions of Groups & Register. 

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Text SUPPORT to 541-525-0495 for Support or Info

 

Individual Peer Support – Schedule Now – Location Flexible (phone/Zoom/In-person)

 Peer Support Specialists at WellMama are trained and certified by the Oregon Health Authority to provide resources and support to new or expecting parents.  They have gone through parenting, loss, infertility, and mood/anxiety disorders themselves, so they can help you navigate the journey to feeling well again! Click Here for more information & to Register!

Drop-In Weekly – Thursdays 11:00-1:00 

@ Eugene WIC Office 151 W 7th St. Suite 210

Each month we will explore different topics in Wellness to build connections with others through a variety of hands on formats, including art, writing, and more.  

Soporte en español disponible.

 

Drop-In Weekly – Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 

@ Parenting Now – 86 Centennial Loop

Following Baby Connections,  meet @ Parenting Now. This group offers a supportive space to connect with other parents, while receiving support and access to resources.  Soporte en español disponible.

Spring Series Registration Closed! @ Sheldon Community Center 

10-week closed registration group

Anxiety can be crippling, especially when you have little ones.  This series will provide tips and tricks on managing anxiety as well as a safe place to talk through the toughest parts of raising littles, in a supportive environment with others going through similar life stages. Facilitated by trained and experienced peers.  


 Drop In – Every Thursday – 6:30-8pm

Meet in front of Elephant Trunk @ Valley River Center

Single parents – your parenting journey is tough and so are you!  Come talk to others while getting in some steps and discover that you are not alone.

8-Week Series – Registration Required & Open for SPRING 2024

Thursdays  – 5:30-7pm  – April 4th-May 23, 2024.  Ronald McDonald Heartfelt House 116 St.  Joseph Place, Springfield OR 97477 

 Postpartum planning can make REST, SUPPORT, and CARE possible.

The Build Your Nest workbook offers expectant parents a planning process with crucial information about the postpartum time and lots of ideas about how to make a plan, specific to their own parenting style, family structure, culture, and community.

Come join us to create connections and support that will last throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

Drop-In Weekly

Wednesdays 12:30-2:00pm   @    Sheldon Community Center

This group offers a safe & supportive space to connect with other parents with crawlers/toddlers, while receiving support and access to resources.  Explore the joys and challenges of this age group!   – Soporte en español disponible.

1st & 3rd Fridays 6:00-7:30  @ Sheldon Community Center

Are you dealing with the stress of pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting? Join this weekly meetup to share with other parents who are trying to balance relationships with partners, work, parenthood etc. All parents and support people are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Let us take care of dinner and respite child care – please register so we can purchase enough food.

Drop In – 2nd & 4th Fridays 10:00-11:00 

@ Adventure Children’s Museum, Valley River Mall

Does your baby/toddler need to get their wiggles out while you get support? All parents are welcome in this group to talk about the realities of parenting.. Join us at Adventure Children’s Museum in the Valley River Center Mall, upstairs. 

Free entrance to ACM included for WellMama group participants. 

 

 Coming Soon in 2024! 

-Parker Learning Gardens:  Full Group Starting Summer 2024

We are in a Pilot program with Parker Learning Gardens this Spring, and will open a WellMama group at Parker this summer!  Check back regularly for info.  

 -Otomi Embroidery Group – in Spanish! Starting Spring 2024

Join us to enjoy making traditional embroidery while building connections together – See more on our Spanish Page!

 -Build Your Nest – in Spanish! Starting Summer 2024

We are taking our Build Your Nest workbook support group for Spanish Speakers. Led by Yani Woodrum. 

-Park & Play Outdoor Group:  Starting May 2024

Join us this Spring/Summer to get outdoors and walk or move about or relax while connecting with others. 

 -Preschool Parents Support Group: Starting June 2024

Preschool Parents can join us at Sheldon Community Center starting this Summer.

-Meetup for Dads/Partners:  

We are looking for dads/support partners/grandparents to facilitate support groups! Let us know if you are interested. 

 And More, check back soon!  

Anytime Virtual Support:

Facebook Support- General: 
A safe, private space for new and expectant parents to share experiences and support one
another in an online, Facebook platform. 
Click here to visit our Facebook Discussion Group.
Facebook Support- NICU Families: 
For families with babies in the NICU. Find support and education opportunities from families
also experiencing what it means to have a baby in the NICU.  
Join the Facebook Group Here.
Facebook Support- Twins & Multiples Families: 
Join the Facebook Group Here.
Facebook Support- Single Parents Support: 
Join the Facebook Here.
WellMama - Fatherhood Depression

Postpartum Depression Help for Dads

 
Yes, Dads get postpartum depression too and often need emergency help. If a Dad in your life is showing signs of postpartum depression, please reach out to WellMama for resources and support or call the emergency lines should the depression worsen. Click Below for more information on postpartum depression in men.
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