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Our Programs

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult (18+) with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. The group offers insight on the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. This is NOT for the individual themselves but for family and friends who support them (see Peer Support Group).

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

  • Designed for adult loved ones of individuals with mental health conditions

  • Led by NAMI trained facilitators who have family members with mental health conditions

  • 90 minutes long and meets monthly 

  • No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed

  • Confidential

Group meets the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm in the Gillette Room, 4th Floor of Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire, WI 54703.  Next meeting is Thursday, August 1, 2024 (NO meeting in July due to vacations)

Please call (715)450-6484 or email info@namicv.org to let us know you will be attending or for more info/directions.

NAMI Hearts & Minds 

NAMI Hearts & Minds is a free, 5-week wellness program for individuals (18+) living with a mental illness and their family members. The goal of this program is to educate and empower individuals to better manage their health, mentally and physically.

 

Topics include: Advocating for your health,
how physical and mental health are connected, how nutrition can affect the brain, diet and fitness, managing side effects of medication and chronic pain, and improving sleep.

Our next Hearts & Minds Class will take place in Fall 2024. Please stay tuned for details. 

 

Class is limited to 12 participants.

For upcoming class dates, please follow the link below.

Events Calendar

NAMI Family-to-Family Class

NAMI Family-to-Family Class is a free evidence-based program for family members and friends (18+) of adult individuals living with a mental illness. The class covers biology of major brain disorders, pharmacology, coping skills, communication, and sharing with others experiencing a similar situation. The class is led by NAMI trained facilitators and meets weekly for 8 consecutive weeks, 2 ½ hours per class. 

 

Registration is required. Class is limited to 16 participants.

 

For more information about NAMI Family-to-Family Class please visit https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Family-to-Family

For upcoming class dates, follow link below

Events Calendar 

Our next NAMI Family-to-Family Class will be held in Fall 2024. Please stay tuned for details. 

NAMI Peer Support Group

The NAMI Peer Support Group is a free, confidential, and safe group that is open to any individual (18+) who identifies as living with a mental illness or mental health concern. Groups follow a flexible structure and include an educational activity. Individuals join a caring group of peers that offer support through their learned wisdom and participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.

 

The group will meet in At The Roots, LLC, 800 Wisconsin St, Building #2D, Suite 301 (Third floor), Eau Claire, WI. Call (715)450-6484 for more info.

Support groups meet the first Thursday and the third Thursday of the month. (NO meeting on Thursday, July 4, 2024)

 

For more upcoming program dates, please follow the link below.

Events Calendar

Being Together

List of online virtual state-wide support groups and classes if we don’t currently have a program you are looking for: https://namiwisconsin.org/being-together/

NAMI In Our Own Voice

Presentation that provides a personal perspective of mental health conditions, led by NAMI trained presenters with lived experience who speak openly about what it’s like to live with mental illness.  Please call 715-450-6484 to request a presentation.

CIT (Crisis Intervention Training)

NAMI Chippewa Valley proudly supports the Eau Claire Police Department program as they train police officers and other emergency personnel to handle mental health crisis situations.

NAMI Homefront

Free online suite of resources for caregivers, family members and military service members and veterans designed to increase understanding, communication, wellness and advocacy skills. Click HERE for resources.

NAMI Basics on-demand

Free virtual six session class for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who have psychological, emotional or behavioral issues that might be indicators of future mental health concerns. Visit this page to register for the self-paced virtual course: https://basics-backend.nami.org/users/create

Mental Health Chat

Mental Health Chat is a mental health awareness presentation for 3rd – 5th grade students, and the presentation is given by someone living with a mental illness or someone who is a family member of someone with a mental illness.  The presentation is about 40 – 45 minutes with a curriculum follow-up for teachers provided.  NAMI Chippewa Valley presented Mental Health Chat to fourth graders at Osseo-Fairchild Elementary during the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact us at 715-450-6484 if you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your school or community group.

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