Support Groups

NAMI Champaign Support Groups
Meeting Locations: Champaign, Tuscola, Zoom/Online

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult, anyone over 18 years of age, with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions.
  • Led by family members of people with mental health conditions.
  • 60-90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location).
  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed.
  • Confidential

For more information about NAMI Family Support Group, please visit the NAMI Family Support Group webpage at

In Crisis?

You can chat one-to-one online
Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

Meetings in Champaign

Please come join us for our monthly Family Support Group! For bus routes, please visit MTD’s webpage: MTD Routes

WHEN: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Starting May 11th)
LOCATION: Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green Street, Champaign, IL

Meetings in Tuscola

The free Family Support Group in Tuscola is meeting in person. Please call Diane Zell the Tuesday before group (4th Thursday of the month) if you plan to attend.

WHEN: 4th Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 N Prairie St, Tuscola
CONTACT: Diane Zell
PHONE: 217-253-2413 (leave a message)


NAMI Online Support Groups

NAMI Illinois is hosting support groups via Zoom web conferencing now that in-person meetings are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. It’s easy and confidential. Join a meeting by smartphone, computer, or telephone. For resources available in Spanish, please visit En Español – NAMI Illinois.

Participants must register for each meeting NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. on the day of the support group meeting in order to receive the Zoom meeting link by 5 p.m. so they can join the meeting that evening. Click on the support group type to find out more about it and also to register for the group. Registration is found at the bottom each support group page.

NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group Registration (Mondays, 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 7 p.m.)

NAMI Family Support Group Registration (2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.)

NAMI Parents Support Group Registration (1st and 3rd Fridays, 7 p.m.)

NAMI Frontline Wellness Support Group (To Be Announced)

NAMI LGBTQ+ Support Group (Wednesdays, 7 p.m.)

NAMI Dual Diagnosis Support Group (Online and In-Person: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.)

For further instructions and a video about Zoom meetings see NAMI Illinois Online Support Groups.