NAMI Smarts Advocacy Training

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Become an advocate! NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training will give you the strategies to build knowledge, confidence, and competence in using your voice to influence policymakers and make a difference. The training is divided into three modules, which will each be taught over the course of the afternoon.

Upcoming Trainings:

November 16, 2024: NAMI Smarts, Modules 1, 2, & 3 (1:00-5:00 PM)

December 15, 2024:  NAMI Smarts, Modules 1, 2, & 3 (1:00-5:00 PM)

Module 1 (Telling Your Story)

  • Why mental health advocacy is so important
  • Telling a compelling personal story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing and sharing your own personal story in seven steps
Module 2 (Contacting Your Policymaker)
  • Contacting your policymaker
  • Writing an effective email
  • Giving an elevator pitch
  • Making an impactful phone call
Module 3 (Meeting Your Policymaker)
  • Meeting with your policymaker
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

Please fill out the following form to register for Modules 1, 2, & 3 of NAMI Smarts Advocacy Training.

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