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Being a NAMI support group facilitator or program leader is an invaluable resource for people and family members of people with a mental health condition.

Family Support Group Training

Connection Recovery Support Group Training

In Our Own Voice Program Training

Ending the Silence Training

Provider Training

Family-to-Family Training

NAMI Family Support Group Training

A NAMI Family Support Group facilitator is a trained NAMI leader who leads a 90-minute, monthly Family Support Group.

Facilitator’s Role:

  • Ensure that all participants feel welcomed and supported. 
  • Empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life. 
  • Ensure that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.

Who Should Train:

  • Family members and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition. 
  • Participants should have attended the Family Support Group meetings and agree to adhere to the NAMI Family Support Group model.
  • People who are going through their own loved one’s recovery process. 

Facilitators Needed:

Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Training

NAMI Connection facilitators are trained leaders who facilitate 90-minute Peer Support Group meetings.

Facilitator’s Role:

  • Ensure that all participants feel welcomed and supported. 
  • Empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life. 
  • Ensure that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.

Who Should Train:

  • Individuals living with a mental health condition and are in a comfortable place in their recovery. 
  • Participants should have attended at least one Peer Support Group meetings and agree to adhere to the NAMI Family Support Group model.
  • People who are going through their own loved one’s recovery process. 

Facilitators Needed:

Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

NAMI In Our Own Voice Training

NAMI In Our Own Voice presenters are trained to tell their story, to change attitudes and reduce stigma around mental illness.

Who Should Train:

  • Individuals living with a mental health condition and are in a comfortable place in their recovery. 
  • Individuals who are comfortable speaking in public.

NAMI Ending the Silence Training

NAMI Ending the Silence presents educate students and teachers about mental illness and how to access resources.

Who Should Train:

  • Individuals living with a mental health condition and are in a comfortable place in their recovery. 
  • Individuals who are comfortable speaking in public.

NAMI Provider Training

NAMI Provider presents a subjective view of family and peer experiences with a mental health condition to professionals who work with those affected.

Who Should Train:

  • Family member(s): individuals who have a close loved one with a mental health condition.
  • People with mental health conditions who are knowledgeable about their own mental health experience(s) and are dedicated to the process of recovery.
  • Mental health professionals who are also a family members or people living with mental health conditions.

NAMI Family-to-Family Training

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NAMI Family to Family helps families and friends of individuals with a mental health condition to understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being

Who Should Train:

  • Family members and friends of individuals who have a close loved one with a mental health condition.
  • People who are going through their own loved one’s recovery process. 
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