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        • Family Support Group

          Mon 25

          Online Family Support Group Mechanicsville

          January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
        • Connection Support Group

          Tue 26
          Wed 27

          Online Connection Support Group Monument Ave.

          January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
        • Special Events

          Mon 25

          Children’s Challenging Behaviors Workshop

          January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
          Wed 27

          Children’s Challenging Behaviors Workshop

          January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Crisis Line: 804-819-4100

NAMI Peer-to-Peer


Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-week course taught by individuals living with a mental illness who have completed special training as mentors for others in recovery.  The course includes education on individual empowerment, family and peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills, advanced directives, mindfulness exercises, and more. Peer-to-Peer provides tangible resources, survival skills for working with providers and the general public, exercises to help focus and calm thinking, and a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to prepare ways to cope before they are needed. The class follows a structured format, in a confidential setting, providing emotional support, information and resources, and coping skills.

What are the goals of NAMI Peer-to-Peer?
  • Set a vision and goals for the future
  • Partner with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Share their stories
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Learn about mental health treatment options

 

Upcoming Classes

Online (please note, online classes are limited to Virginia residents)

Tuesday Evenings, starting February 16th. Classes meet weekly from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. until April 6th.

Each class will be held using Zoom Online Meetings. Please ensure your device is properly configured before attending the first class.

Peer to Peer Registration

  • Choose one or more of the following


More classes will be added throughout the year. Please feel free to check back or call the office for questions about future classes.

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