Course Description

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


The Peer to Peer Class meets once a week for eight weeks. It is for persons with a mental illness and addresses a variety of issues about recovery. There are always new Peer to Peer sessions planned.

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.


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

The course includes:

  • Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is 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.



We are currently taking registrations for our upcoming session.



Thursday March 12, 2020 through April 30, 2020 (8 sessions, one session per week)



NAMI Long Beach Area Offices

5230 Clark Ave. Suite #2

Lakewood, CA 90712


Registration Required for this Class:

To register for the next class or request more information contact:

Diane Huntington for more information

or call (562) 435-2264