Educational Courses

NAMI Champaign Current Courses

NAMI Family-to-Family

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NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, eight-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. The program is open to adults and those 14-17 if attending as a participant and accompanied by a parent or guardian.


WHEN: Tuesdays, starting March 2, 2021; 6-8:30 p.m.
HOW: via Zoom
REGISTRATION: Signup by February 27, 2021. Email with your:

  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. Phone


WHEN: Spring 2021
DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 6-8:30 p.m.
HOW: In-person
WHERE: Mattoon
NOTES: The number of participants will be limited to 10-12.
REGISTRATION: Contact Sue, 217-259-2550, or Donna, 217-273-9934, with questions and to register.

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NAMI Family & Friends

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NAMI Family & Friends is a free, four-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

Family & Friends will be offered locally soon! Please contact Nancy Carter 217-356-1925 and leave a message or email We will get back to you as soon as we can and let you know more information.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2021; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HOW: Online
REGISTRATION: Online Family and Friends. Registration is required no later than 3 p.m. the day of the event. Call in information provided at 5 p.m. the day of the event.
HOST: NAMI Illinois

Other NAMI Courses

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a free class for parents, guardians and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.

NAMI Presentations

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth. Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery. This program is also available in Spanish, En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.