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, these classes provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support.

Hope for Recovery – open 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.

NAMI Basics – a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and teens who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This class is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

NAMI Family-to-Family – a class for families, partners and friends of people with mental illness. The class is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. The class is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

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

NAMI Homefront – a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The class is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.

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