NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.
Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment.
Upcoming 8-Week Classes
Tuesdays starting February 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in north Austin 3838 Steck Ave. – Class Full
Sundays starting March 17 from 6-8 p.m. in central Austin at 4110 Guadalupe St.– Class Full
Thursdays starting April 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in central Austin at 5908 Wynona Ave.
Ongoing Drop-In Support Groups
If you are in need support, we would encourage you to attend one of our NAMI Connection Support Groups.
What You’ll Gain
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a peer-directed program because we believe that no one can teach about mental health recovery like someone who has lived it. This course is not a map or instruction manual for life with a mental health condition. It is a valuable resource that helps participants uncover what living well looks like for them. With new knowledge, tools and support, people can better take charge of their lives an choices.
What People are Saying
“NAMI Peer-to-Peer has allowed me to take the focus off my illness and learn to balance it with the rest of my life. By engaging in recovery I am able to be more relaxed and productive both at work and home.”
“It made me feel I was not alone in coping with mental illness. It gave me hope that I could recover and that my life would not always be filled with chaos, and it gave me positive role models to inspire me to strive for recuperation and success in life.”
After Completing the Class
On average, after completing a Peer-to-Peer class series:
- 89.5% of participants reported that they know how to access the care and support services that they need
- 94.7% of participants reported that after completing a Peer-to-Peer class series they could recognize signs of a potential relapse
- Participants were 3.2 times more likely to understand how to manage crises that may result from symptoms of mental illness
Ready to share your story? Become a trained teacher, facilitator or presenter. Attend our next Volunteer Info Session!
Support for these classes provided in part by grants from: