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Family 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 Family Support Groups
Weekly or monthly support groups for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

View the full Family Support Group list (updated 10/18/19)

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


Support Group Facilitator Training

The 2020 NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training will be held Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20, 2020

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020
Time(s):  Day 1 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Day 2 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

To apply: Complete the NAMI Missouri 2020 Family Support Group Facilitator Training Application

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. Need more info? Check out the training agenda and the email to 2019 accepted facilitator trainees.

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.

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


Support Group Facilitator Resources
For support group facilitators only

Additional information is available on the NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Password Protected page.

Reporting your Support Group Data

You now have two options for reporting Support Group Data electronically. 1.) You may report your support group data directly to NAMI Missouri using the form found below (no sign in necessary), or 2.) You may report your data to NAMI National by logging in to the NAMI User Portal.

Option 1: Report your Support Group Data to NAMI Missouri using the below form (no sign in necessary)

Program Data Form

Option 2: Report your Support Group Data to NAMI through Salesforce(sign in necessary)

If you do not know your username and password, visit NAMI Salesforce User Portal, and select “Forgot Your Password?” to send a re-set link to your email. If your NAMI Salesforce User Portal shows no access to data reporting, please email info@namimissouri.org.

Non-electronic Reporting

If you do not want to report your information electronically, you may complete the support group data survey form and mail it to NAMI Missouri, 3405 W. Truman Blvd. #102, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Additional information is available on the NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Password Protected page.


Past Support Group Facilitator Training information

2019 NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training

The 2019 NAMI Missouri Family Support Group Facilitator Training was held September 7 – 8, 2019 in Jefferson City, graduating 14 facilitators.


2018 NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training

The 2018 NAMI Missouri Family Support Group Facilitator Training was held September 7 – 8, 2019 in Jefferson City, graduating 11 facilitators.

2018 Family Support Group Facilitator Training Announcement Flyer  (archive)
2018 Family Support Group Facilitator Training Schedule (archive)


 

Additional information is available on the NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Password Protected page.

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