Classes for Family Members and Friends

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. And every service NAMI offers is available free of charge.

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.

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