Course Description

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults (18+) with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and maintaining wellness and recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions, interactive exercises and informative videos. 


What You’ll Gain


NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. 

NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:


  • Set a vision and goals for the future
  • Partner with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Share your story
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Learn about mental health treatment options

As with all NAMI programs, Peer-to-Peer does not provide recommendations for treatment approaches.



The course includes:

  • Eight two-hour units taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person, who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
  • Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.
  • Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.



 Internet access via laptop, tablet or smart phone required.

We are currently taking applications

for our next Peer-to-Peer course starting in January! 


Starts Saturday, Jan 23; ends Saturday March 13

(8 sessions, one session per week)

10 am to 12:15 pm 



Zoom teleconferencing via your laptop or tablet. Cellphones are not recommended. We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to access once you are confirmed in the class.


To apply:

  • Please submit your information using the link below to express your interest in attending the next class. 
  • Once you have submitted your form, we will contact you to confirm your attendance or we may request additional information. We will then provide you with step-by-step instructions for joining the video teleconference with your computer.
  • Class size is limited. If our class is full, we will automatically add you to the wait list for the next class.
  • You must receive confirmation from NAMI LBA to attend the class.