NAMI WA State Trainings

Interested in Leading?

  • Apply for a state training to become a leader of a NAMI program! 

  • Trainings in NAMI Signature programs allow local affiliates to bring programs to their/your community.

  • You must be a NAMI member or planning to be on to apply to attend State Training programs.

  • All trainings are offered at no cost to participants.

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Click to enlarge the 2023 Training Schedule


NAMI WA State Trainings Offered in These Programs:


NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence Presentation is a 50-minute presentation about mental health conditions in youth. Available for 3 audiences: students, families, and school staff. All versions educate about warning signs, what to do, and the importance of early intervention. NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is an evidence-based program.


NAMI Homefront

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 Family to Family

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 In Our Own Voice

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 Basics

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.


NAMI Family Support Group

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 Provider Education

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 Peer to Peer

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

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 Washington's state trainings are offered both virtually or in person - check the application website to see how each training is being offered. If the training is offered in person, NAMI Washington will pay for meals, snacks, lodging and all training materials. Your NAMI affiliate is asked to cover your travel and other expenses that you may incur to attend this training. Lodging will be at a nearby hotel, and is single occupancy. If the training is offered virtually, then your training materials and the cost to ship them are covered. 

If you need to cancel after being accepted, notify the NAMI Washington staff, no later than a week before the training otherwise your affiliate will be invoiced for $50.00 for late-dropout if the training materials have already been sent. Cancelled spots are filled with applications

from the waiting list for the class, not by sending

another affiliate member.