NAMI Austin is experiencing an explosion of growth with interest in classes and support groups throughout the Austin metropolitan area.  In order to meet the need for additional classes and support groups, we will be training more teachers and support group facilitators.  With that in mind, we are offering several trainings this spring.

NAMI no longer requires that teachers and facilitators have previous experience participating in NAMI education courses, but they must have lived experience.  You can click on the logo of each program below to learn more and get more detailed training information by sending an email to info@namiaustin.org or calling the office at 512-420-9810512-420-9810.

NAMI Connection

TRAINING:  Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m,  Austin State Hospital

  • Training, materials and meals provided at no cost.
  • Prospective facilitators are adults living in recovery with a mental illness.
  • Facilitators will be expected to co-facilitate a group twice per month and commit to one year of facilitating.
  • Facilitators do not receive a stipend for facilitating. 
  • Facilitators must be NAMI members or be willing to become members.
  • Please fill out the application and return by email to info@namiaustin.org or mail to P.O. Box 302398, Austin 78703.
Family Support Group
TRAINING:  Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Austin State Hospital

  • Training, materials and meals provided at no cost.
  • Prospective facilitators must be family members (parents, siblings, adult children spouses or partners) of individuals who have a mental illness
  • Prospective facilitators do not have to be graduates of the Family-to-Family course.
  • Facilitators must commit to facilitating at least once per month and commit to one year of facilitating.
  • Facilitators must be NAMI members or be willing to become a member.
  • Please download the application and return by email to info@namiaustin.org or mail to P.O. Box 302398, Austin 78703

Family to Family

TRAINING:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday ~ April 4, 5 and 6 ~ 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Austin State Hospital
  • Training, materials and meals provided at no cost.
  • Prospective teachers must be family members (parents, siblings, adult children spouses or partners) of individuals who have a mental illness
  • Prospective teachers do not have to be graduates of the Family-to-Family course.
  • Prospective teachers must commit to teaching at least two classes within a two year period.
  • Facilitators must be NAMI members or be willing to become a member.
  • Please download the application and return by email to info@namiaustin.org or mail to P.O. Box 302398, Austin 78703

Family to Family

TRAINING: May 2014, details coming soon!

  • Training, materials and meals provided at no cost.
  • Prospective teachers must be parents or primary caregivers of a child who exhibited symptoms of a mental illness prior to age 13.
  • Prospective teachers do not have to be graduates of a NAMI Basics course.
  • Prospective teachers must commit to teaching at least two classes within a two year period.
  • Facilitators must be NAMI members or be willing to become a member.
  • Please download the application and return by email to info@namiaustin.org or mail to P.O. Box 302398, Austin 78703
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