Mayo support groups in Minnesota

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Cancer support groups

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Mayo Clinic-facilitated support groups

Below are support groups facilitated by Mayo Clinic social workers and open to the public.

BMT and CAR-T Caregiver Support Group

  • Tuesdays
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Zoom meeting
  • Contact: Please call Emily Blackmer, M.S.W., at 507-284-7419 for more information and the Zoom link

Grief support groups for adults

Mayo Clinic Hospice offers several adult grief support groups. The groups are free and open to any adult who has experienced:

  • The death of a spouse or significant other
  • The death of a parent or grandparent
  • The death of a child or grandchild

Contact Mayo Clinic Hospice at 507-284-4002 or 800-679-9084 (toll-free), or consult their online calendar of events.

Heart and Lung Transplant Patient and Caregiver Support Group

  • Tuesdays
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Zoom meeting
  • Contact: Please call Bridget Koenen, M.S.W., at 507-284-6657 or Choua Vue-Brabant, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W., at 507-293-4342 for more information and the Zoom link

Mayo Clinic Connect

Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. You can also read Mayo Clinic expert blogs and take part in educational events. Connect is managed by a team of community moderators, who keep the community safe and welcoming. They also support a volunteer group of patient mentors who share their stories, assist in connecting members and build community.

Discover your support network on Connect today.


For siblings of children with chronic medical conditions, ages 6 to 18. Both programs, Sibshops for younger children ages 6 to 13 and Sibshops for teens ages 14 to 18, meet two times a year. Contact the Child Life Program at 507-255-4091.

Trauma Survivors Peer Support Group

You and your support group are invited to our monthly Trauma Survivors Peer Support Group. During these gatherings, you can talk about ways to build your strength and confidence after a life-changing injury. You can gain support from other peers. Snacks, drinks and parking assistance are provided.

  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
  • For more information, please call 507-284-2131.

Traumatic brain injury support group

This group is for patients and families who have been seen or are being seen in the Mayo Clinic outpatient brain rehabilitation program.

  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Contact: Thomas Bergquist, Ph.D., L.P., at 507-284-5000