NAMI Southwest Iowa

Volunteer Opportunity:
NAMI Family-to-Family Instructor (Training Provided)

This opportunity has passed.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-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.

This class not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class.

What People Are Saying

"The course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of shame, guilt and hopelessness."

"I wish I'd known about this seven years ago when the problem began. I felt safe in this class. I was able to talk about things I haven't been comfortable expressing elsewhere."

"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."

"I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none."

Please let us know if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer NAMI Family-to-Family instructor!

Interested in taking this class? Please call 712-542-7904 or email info@namisouthwestiowa.com.

 

General
Number of Volunteers Needed
1 individual
Type of Opportunity
General
When
Repeats daily until Thursday, November 30th, 2023
Anytime
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.
Location Details
Offsite Location

United States

This opportunity has passed.