Support Groups in Burgundy

English-speaking support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Step programme, drug aid, cancer support meetings, AIDS and more. See this page for contact information...

Below find information on support groups in the Burgundy region for the following:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Cancer Support
Child Support
Drug Abuse
Family Planning & Sexual Health
Financial Support
Mental Health
Newcomer's Groups
Victim Support
Women's Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

There are no specifically English-language Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Burgundy region of France. However, there are English-speaking meetings in Lyon.

  • Meeting: Mondays 19:00
    At: Salle Saint Polycarpe, Rue René Leynaud, Lyon
    Tel: 08 20 20 02 57
  • Meeting: Wednesdays 20:00
    At: 27 Rue Condé, Perrache, 69002 Lyon
    Tel: 04 37 28 54 17

There are many French-language Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the départements Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire et Yonne.


At the moment there are no English-speaking Al-Anon meetings in Burgundy. Al-Anon meetings in French are held in Auxerre, Chalon, Dijon, La Clayette, Macon, Villeneuve sur Yonne.

Cancer Support

Cancer Support France is an English-speaking association providing advice, support and information to those with cancer and their families. The nearest English support group is in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Child Support

Free and confidential support for children and parents.

  • Tel: 119

SOS Missing Children is a helpline providing support and information for parents of missing children. The helpline operates in ten countries in Europe and is available 24/7.

  • Tel: 116 000

Drug Abuse

Narcotics Anonymous (Narcotiques Anonymes) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

  • English-speaking helpline Tel: 01 48 58 38 46

National helpline for drug, alcohol and tobacco addictions.

  • Drogues Alcool Tabac Info Tel: 113

Family Planning and Sexual Health

There are a number of Family Planning centres in the Burgundy region offering support and practical help. They are open to everyone.

SOS Femmes has a hotline for women who need advice on contraception, sexuality and abortion.

  • Tel: 0800 803 803

Financial Support

Elizabeth Finn Care
UK charity with a French branch office helps professionals in financial difficulty, providing one-off and ongoing financial help tailored to circumstances. Also emotional support from experienced caseworkers and volunteer network.

  • Tel: 04 68 23 43 79


SIDA Info Service is an organisation offering support and information on AIDS. It provides a free and confidential service in English answering questions on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and STDs. Questions can be sent through their website.

  • Tel: 08 00 84 08 00

Mental Health

SOS Help is a telephone service for English-speakers living in France. This anonymous service is open to those feeling depressed, lonely, sad or suicidal.

  • Tel: 01 46 21 46 46
    Lines are open every day from 15:00-23:00

Newcomer's Groups

The AVF is a French organisation established to help newcomers to an area (French and foreign) find the information and social integration they may need.

For information in the Burgundy region:

Victim Support

The French Red Cross provides an emergency and psychological support service, Croix Rouge Ecoute for those suffering from domestic violence, addictions, loneliness and social isolation.

  • Tel: 0800 858 858
    Lines open Monday to Friday from 10:00-22:00, weekends from 12:00-18:00

Women's Support Groups

SOS Femmes has information in English for women who are or have been victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and moral or sexual harassment.

The following associations can provide help and support in French to women in need.

  • Solidarité Femmes
    At: 4 rue du Chancelier Hospital, 21000 Dijon
    Tel: 03 80 67 17 89
  • Association Femmes
    Tel: 03 85 56 27 47
  • SOS Viols: Rape Support
    Tel: 08 00 05 95 95
  • Centre Maternel Yonne: Houses mother with children and pregnant women. Emergency shelter can be provided
    : 82 Avenue Jean Jaures, 89400 Migennes
    Tel: 03 86 92 37 90