NAMI PEER TO PEER
NAMI Orange County offers a number of peer-led education and support programs for all those affected by serious mental illnesses.
Our peer-led education programs give individuals living with mental illness and their families a place to turn, a place to access a strong network of education and support programs presented by trained teachers and facilitators who have “been there.” You benefit from the unique wisdom of their own lived experience with mental illness.
Peer to Peer is a NO-COST educational course for any Adults (18 and older) living with mental illness who is interested in establishing and/or maintaining their wellness and recovery. Each session is two hours in length and continues for ten complete sessions. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercise and structured group processes, and the diversity of experience among the course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along. The course is guided by two trained “mentors” and a “resource” volunteer who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.
A friendly reminder that the course does close off to new participants after the second session
Contact NAMI ORANGE COUNTY 714-544-8488 with any questions.
We provide a ten-week experiential course on recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course is taught by trained “mentors”, or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.
The course is similar to NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Course, in that it is based upon the idea that living with mental illness is, among many other things, an experience of trauma, and the recovery path occurs in predictable stages. The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth regardless of individual stage, and the diversity of experience among course participants helps move the course along. Courses are taught by teams of three trained “mentors” or Peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.
The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes to promote awareness, provide information, and offer opportunities to reflect on the impact of mental illness as it expresses itself uniquely through each participant’s life. Individual relapse prevention plans are devised to help participants gain knowledge, insight and coping strategies for living with their disorders. Each week builds upon the previous week’s explorations, bringing participants through a progression of awareness that has its roots in the universals of experience associated with the process of recovery with serious mental illness.Classes are no cost.
*******Adult Class - Must be 18+ to take this class*****