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Support Groups

Support groups offered by NAMI Affiliates in local communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of individuals and families helping others who live with mental health challenges. See our full support groups listings for meeting locations, schedules, and contact information.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups
Weekly or monthly support groups for people living with mental illness
Download the full Consumer Support Group list (updated 11/1/18)

NAMI Family Support Groups 
Weekly or monthly support groups for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness
Download the full Family Support Group list (updated 11/1/18)

If you are interested in becoming a support group facilitator for your area, please review the below information.


Support Group Facilitator Trainings

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training – The next NAMI Missouri Family Support Group Facilitator Training will be held September 7 – 8, 2019 in Jefferson City.

NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training – The next NAMI Missouri Connection Support Group Facilitator Training will be held August 9 – 11, 2019 in Jefferson City.


Past Support Group Facilitator Trainings

2018 NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training – Completed

Start Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
End Date: Saturday, August 26, 2018
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: July 27, 2018

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri Family Support Group Facilitator Training Application

For more information:
Family Support Group Facilitator Training Announcement
Family Support Group Facilitator Letter of Acceptance
Family Support Group Facilitator Training Schedule

About the Training: This training is for friends and family members of individuals living with mental illness who would like to become certified to facilitate NAMI Family Support Groups. The training is provided at no cost with expenses covered through a contract with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The training is limited to 18 participants.

About Family Support Groups: NAMI Family Support Groups are free, peer-led support groups for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Participants gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators in pairs of two. For additional program information, visit the National NAMI Family Support Group page.

Questions? Contact Sonya Baumgartner, Director of Family Services, at sonya@namimissouri.org.

Mileage reimbursement forms for trainings are available at namimissouri.org/reimbursement.

Registration for this event is now closed.


2018 NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training – Completed

Start Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 9:00 am
End Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: July 6, 2018

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri Connection Recovery Support group Facilitator Training Application

About the Training: This training is for individuals living with mental illness who would like to become certified to facilitate NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups. The training is provided at no cost with expenses covered using a grant issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services through SAMHSA. The training is limited to 18 participants and runs the equivalent of 17.5 clock hours or 21 contact hours.

For more information: See the NAMI Missouri letter to interested participants and the complete training agenda.

About Connection Recovery Support Groups: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are free, peer-led support groups for adults living with mental illness. Participants gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators in pairs of two. For additional program information, visit the NAMI Missouri Support group page or the National Connection Recovery Support Group page.

Questions? Contact Alice Kliethermes, Director of Consumer Services, at alice@namimissouri.org

Mileage reimbursement forms for trainings are available at namimissouri.org/reimbursement.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Support Group Facilitator resources
For support group facilitators only

NAMI National has requested that we improve reporting for our regular support groups. If you are able to report any support group information, please visit www.nami.org/programdata and log in using the credentials (User ID and Password) located in your facilitator training manual. Please email info@namimissouri.org if you would like us to send you a User ID and Password to log in. (Note: This log in information is different than your NAMI account information. Hint: Username begins with “edu…@…” and password begins with “na…”) You may use the following below data survey form to track the data at your support group meetings: Support Group Data (fillable). 
Forms
Support Group Data Survey Support-Group-Data-fillable (use for both family and connection support groups)
Family Support Group – Evaluation Form Support Group (FSG) Evaluation
Connection Recovery Support Group – Evaluation Form Support Group Evaluation (Connection Recovery)

 

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