NAMI Classes


In English

  • NAMI Basics
  • NAMI Family-to-Family
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer

En Espanol

  • NAMI Bases y Fundamentos
  • NAMI Familia-a-Familia


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As part of our signature service offerings, NAMI Long Beach Area offers free education classes for families and individuals living with mental health conditions. Our education classes are evidence-based and guided by experienced and passionate teachers, and offer skills training and support.


Please review our full array of education classes to find the one most appropriate for your needs and circumstances. 


All of our NAMI Signature Education Classes are free.


Registration is required. Please read the information listed in the class description to determine how to register.  Once you have registered, we will contact you to confirm your spot in the next class. You must receive confirmation to attend the class.  Class size is limited. If our class is full, we will automatically add you to the wait list for the next class.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a 6-session class for parents, caregivers, and other family members who provide care for youth (ages 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others.


The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there too. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.


NAMI Basics is a FREE course.


Registration Required for this Class.



NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.


This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.


NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE course.


Registration Required for this Class.


NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing, and recovery among participants. FREE class. Registration required.


Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.


This is a FREE course.


Registration is required. Please contact us to sign up for the next class.


NAMI Bases y Fundamentos (Español)

El programa de NAMI Bases y Fundamentos es un curso de educación de 6 semanas. Fue desarrollado específicamente para los padres & otros miembros de familias y cuidadores de niños/adolescentes que han sido diagnosticados con una grave enfermedad mental. Los niños y adolescentes pueden estar experimentando síntomas de una grave enfermedad mental sin todavía estar diagnosticados.


Este es un curso GRATIS.


Es necesario inscribirse.

NAMI Familia-a-Familia

NAMI Familia-a-Familia es un programa para la familia que le ayudará a romper con la desesperación y el aislamiento, a través de comprender y recibir apoyo para personas que tienen un miembro de familia que sufre de: Depresión Severa Trastorno Bipolar (También conocido como Depresión Mániaca) Esquizofrenia Trastorno Esquizo-Afectivo Ansiedad y Pánico Trastorno Obsesivo y Compulsivo Diagnóstico Doble (Abuso de sustancias y enfermedad mental).


Este es un curso GRATIS.


Es necesario inscribirse.