Connection Recovery Support Groups
Many of our support groups have moved to an online format in response to social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19 Pandemic. Click below for a list of online support groups, or contact us using our easy online form or by emailing email@example.com to find one that’s right for you.
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
View the full Consumer Support Group list (updated 12/20/19)
If you are interested in becoming a support group facilitator for your area, please review the below information.
2020 NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training
Start Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
End Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020
To apply: Complete the 2020 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 runs the equivalent of 16 clock hours or 19 contact hours.
For more information: See the Training Memo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mileage reimbursement forms for trainings are available at namimissouri.org/reimbursement.
Support Group Facilitator resources – For support group facilitators only
- Visit nami.force.com/namiuserportal and log in using your NAMI username and password.
- From the main menu of the User Portal, click Report Program Data.
- Click the down arrow next to the listing you wish to report data for and click Report Program Data.
- Click on the arrows to the far right. Choose the program you wish to report data for from the drop-down list.
- Complete the form and click “Save.”
If you do not know your username and password, visit https://nami.force.com/namiuserportal/login, and select “Forgot Your Password?” (or click “Forgot Your Password” on this page) to send a re-set link to your email.
- Support Group Data Survey Support-Group-Data-fillable (use for both family and connection support groups)
- Evaluation Form – Connection Recovery Support Group – Support Group Evaluation (Connection Recovery)
Photos – Past Support Group Facilitator Trainings
2018 NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training
Additional facilitator resources are available on the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator Password Protected page.