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Advocacy Training


Want to make a positive change in mental health services?

Become an advocate.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy gives you the strategies to build knowledge, confidence, and competence in:

  • Writing and delivering short and compelling personal stories that have an “ask”
  • Finding and using facts in speaking and writing
  • Preparing for and conducting a successful meeting with legislators
  • Following-up with savvy thank you notes that reinforce a key message
  • Writing focused emails that have an impact
  • Making effective phone calls

Who Should Attend:

NAMI Vermont volunteer members who want to gain advocacy skills – especially advocates who will join Mental Health Advocacy Day.

Grassroots advocacy is simple; you don’t have to know about policies or politics. It’s about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference. Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for advocacy grassroots advocacy training.

NAMI Vermont will offer a new training in 2016
Call: 800-639-6480 ~ Email: