Thank you for your interest in being an instructor or facilitator for one of our support groups. NAMI Support Groups and classes are peer-led by trained teams who have lived experience with mental health. Please review the guidelines for each group below.
We ask that all facilitators have access to a computer and have basic computer skills. We also ask that all facilitators attend a 2 ½ day free training (may be offered online or in-person depending on Covid-19 restrictions) in addition to the below.
- Commit to co-facilitating a support group for at least three years
Attend a group at least three times within the year before attending training
Attend the class before attending training (as long as one is offered online or within a 50 mile radius)
Teach a class at least once a year for three years
NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator
A NAMI Connection Support Group facilitator must have personal experience managing their own mental health.
NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator
A NAMI Family Support Group facilitator must have provided or currently provide care and support for a loved one with a mental health condition: a family member, friend, or significant other.
NAMI Family to Family Instructor
A NAMI Family to Family teacher must have provided or currently provide care and support for an adult loved one, 23 or over, with a mental health condition: a family member, friend, or significant other.
NAMI Basics Instructor
A NAMI Basics teacher must be a parent or caregiver who provided or currently provides care for youth, 22 or under, with a mental health condition or behavioral issues.
Do you meet the qualifications and are still interested? If so, please complete the volunteer form.