Support Groups

China Mamas of Tweens and Teens Yahoo group
Support group for parents of children age 8 and above living in Chine to share advice and experiences.
Alcoholics Anonymous
English language meetings. See website for details of all meetings. At 18 Xinzhong St., Building 4, Room 2308, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
La Leche League
International non-profit organisation which provides advice, information and support for breastfeeding mothers. Regular meetings on the 4th Friday of the month at Beijing United Hospital at 13:30 in the Yurt.
Selective Mutism Virtual Support Network
Parental network for people whose children suffer from or may be suffering from this complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of speaking in social settings.
A Bridge for Children (ABC)
Organisation which offers support and education for orphans and migrant children. At Dashanzi/798 Art District, Rm 1705, Bldg B, Xin Hualian Ligang, 26 Jiuxianqiao Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Beijing Huilongguan Hospital
Psychiatric hospital. Pyschological hotline operates weekdays from 18:00-23:00. Suicide prevention hotline operates 24/7. At Huilongguan Town, Changping District, Beijing
Baby Cafe
UK midwife-operated support group giving help for parents with newborns. Attendance by confirmation email only. Cover charge for refreshments.
Special Child Support Group
Yahoo group for parent of children with special needs.
Narcotics Anonymous
Regular meetings for anyone with a drug problem. Support offered in multiple languages. Also online meetings. Contact Linda S. for more information.
Bethel China Foundation
Support group which runs a foster care and a training project to assist Chinese blind and visually impaired orphans. At Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District, Beijing.
Beijing Mamas
Support group offering practical advice from mums for mums.
Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Support Group
Informal group for people with celiac disease / gluten intolerance: advice on obtaining gluten-free products, where to eat gluten-free and emotional support. The Yurt, Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.