NAMI Smarts

Grassroots advocacy is about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference. Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills and help you shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers.

Make your voice heard. Join a training today!

This spring we are offering free training sessions in which we will focus on how to tell your story and how to contact your legislator. The training are led by a NAMI-certified trainer and will help you become a more effective mental health advocate.

Changing Hearts & Minds: Lunch and Learn Advocacy Workshops

If you missed Advocacy Day at the Capitol, you’ll want to join NAMI Austin for its NAMI Smarts Lunch and Learn events. NAMI Austin is hosting two free lunch-hour training sessions which will equip you with the skills you need to know how to contact your legislator and how to tell your story succinctly and effectively. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

  • Thursday, February 28, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the NAMI Austin office at 4110 Guadalupe St.  Register here
  • Thursday, March 14, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the NAMI Austin office at 4110 Guadalupe St.  Register here

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