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NAMI WA State Trainings

Trainings in NAMI Signature programs which allow local affiliates to bring programs to their communities.


All NAMI members or those becoming a member may apply to attend State Training programs.


All trainings are offered at no cost to participants.


NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-90-minute weekly or monthly support group for family members, partners, and friends (age 18+) of people with mental health conditions. Available in Spanish: Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares de NAMI.


NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced the challenges of a mental health condition.  Participants learn communication skills, strengthen relationships, balance changing health care needs, and better understand their mental health and recovery. It consists of 8 2-hour classes. Available in Spanish: De Persona a Persona de NAMI.


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 90-minute weekly or bi-weekly support group for people (age 18+) with mental health conditions. Available in Spanish: NAMI Conexión Grupo de Apoyo y Recuperación.


NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation is a 60-90-minute presentation for the general public. It uses personal stories to promote awareness of mental health conditions and of the possibility of recovery. Available in Spanish: En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.


NAMI Provider Program is a staff development program for health care professionals who work directly with people with mental health conditions. The course aims to expand the participants’ compassion for clients and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care. The program has a 5-session course offering 12.5 hours of training. A 4-hour seminar option is also available.


NAMI Family-to-Family is a free eight-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. NAMI-trained family members teach the course and all materials are free for class participants. The curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and borderline personality disorder, with a new resource on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The course discusses treatment for these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope with the challenges of living with a relative with a mental illness.


NAMI Homefront Education Program is for families, partners and friends who provide care for Service Members/Veterans experiencing mental health symptoms. The course consists of 6 2-hour classes designed to help military/Veteran families understand mental health conditions and improve their ability to support their Service Member. NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of NAMI Family-to-Family. Available in-person and online.


NAMI Basics Education Program is for parents, guardians and other family who provide care for youth with mental health symptoms. This course consists of 6 2.5-hour classes and is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of mental health conditions and how they can best support their child. NAMI Basics is an evidence-based program and an adaptation of NAMI Family-to-Family. Available in Spanish: Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

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Next Training Offered: Peer to Peer

Want to be a facilitator of NAMI Peer to Peer Classes? This is your opportunity!

Training Dates: 10/23/2021 -10/24/2021

Deadline to Apply : 8/29/2021


Next Training Offered: Family to Family

Want to be a facilitator of NAMI Family to Family Classes? This is your opportunity!

Training Dates: 11/6/2021 - 11/7/2021

Deadline to Apply : 9/20/2021


Next Training Offered: In Our Own Voices

Want to be a facilitator of NAMI IOOV Classes? This is your opportunity!

Training Date: 12/4/2021

Deadline to Apply : 10/10/2021

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