Mental Health Education
NAMI Champaign Current Courses
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.
In-Person Champaign, Illinois
WHEN: Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 2021; 6:30-9 p.m.
WHERE: Colony West Clubhouse, 31 Colony West Dr., Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Northeast corner of Windsor and Prospect)
HOW: In-person/possibly hybrid Zoom
FACILITATORS: Lyndon Goodly and Silvina Montrul
REGISTRATION: Please contact Nancy Carter 217-356-1925 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to enroll in class.
In-Person Sullivan, Illinois
WHEN: Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 2021; 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: First Christian Church, 1357 CR, 1200 E, Sullivan, Illinois 61951
NOTES: The number of participants will be limited to 10-12. Family-to-Family Flyer Sullivan August 2021
FACILITATORS: Donna Mayer and Sue Yarnell
REGISTRATION: Contact Donna Mayer, 217-273-9934, Sue Yarnell, 217-259-2550, or email email@example.com with questions and to register.
NAMI Family & Friends
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as we can and let you know more information.
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.
Registration For NAMI Homefront Online Quarter 2, 2021 Classes Is Now Open!
Note: You may register for any of the below classes that fit your schedule. You are not limited to your own time zone.
Eastern Evening: Wednesdays, April 14 – May 19
WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. CT, 4:30 p.m. MT, 3:30 p.m. PT)
Eastern Daytime: Tuesdays, April 13 – May 18
WHEN:Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. MT, 7 a.m. PT)
Mountain Evening: Tuesdays, April 13 – May 18
WHEN:Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. MT (5:30 p.m. PT, 7:30 p.m. CT, 8:30 p.m. ET)
To register for NAMI Homefront Online, go to NAMI Homefront and use the form at the bottom of the page.
Other NAMI Courses
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 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 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.