Our Classes

Trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to the NAMI-NYC office and throughout the city.

With the unique understanding of people with lived experience – we’ve been there, where you are – these classes provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support.

Spring 2019 classes enrolling now!

For family and friend caregivers

NAMI Family-to-Family – a 12-week class for families, partners and friends of adults with mental illness. The class facilitates a better understanding of mental illness, increases coping skills, and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members. The class is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

NAMI Basics – a 6-week class for parents and other family of children and teens who are showing signs of emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, or who have a mental health diagnosis. This class is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

NAMI Homefront – a 6-week class for families, partners, and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The class helps these families understand those specific challenges, and improves the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.

NAMI Family & Friends – a seminar for families, partners, and friends of adults experiencing a mental health challenge. The class facilitates a better understanding of mental illness, increases coping skills, and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members.

For individuals

NAMI Peer-to-Peer – open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. This 8-week class encourages growth, healing, and recovery among participants. This class is also available in Spanish, NAMI Persona a Persona.

For both

Hope for Recovery Рopen to both family of adults living with mental illness and adults living with mental illness. This one-day class helps family members understand and support each other.

For information about any of our classes, please contact the Helpline at 212-684-3264 or email us.