NAMI Family Support Group
Confidential group meetings for families and friends (18 and older) of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by NAMI trained facilitators. Typically meets the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pm. Registration required by calling 715-450-6484. For more information about NAMI Family Support Groups please visit https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Support-Groups/NAMI-Family-Support-Group
For upcoming support group dates, follow link below
Our next Family Support Group meets September 7, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm.
NAMI Family-to-Family Class
Free evidence-based program for family and friends of adult individuals living with a mental illness. The class covers biology of major brain disorders, pharmacology, coping and communication skills, and sharing with others experiencing a similar situation. Led by NAMI trained facilitators. Meets weekly for 8 weeks, 2 ½ hours per class.
Registration is required. Please complete this online form: https://forms.gle/U2PPtoXRvJZpowVt6 or call 715-450-6484 to register. 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
Our next Family-to-Family Class is scheduled for Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm, September 20-November 8, 2023.
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
Free online suite of resources for caregivers, family members and military service members and veterans designed to increase understanding, communication, wellness and advocacy skills. https://nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Homefront?gclid=Cj0KCQiAj4ecBhD3ARIsAM4Q_jF7UhMJkcxQoTOY2eRWeMDmAfSKJ1tQ1wRa2cekpmpjSdFO77JcCOcaAoR8EALw_wcB
NAMI IOOV (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.
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.
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.
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 Hearts & Minds
NAMI Chippewa Valley is excited to introduce NAMI Hearts & Minds, a free 5-week wellness program for individuals living with a mental illness and their family members (must be 18 or older.)
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.
Registration is required. Please complete this online form: https://forms.gle/md5U7wZ18WZnfW367 or call 715-450-6484 to register. Class limited to 12 participants.
For upcoming class dates, please follow the link below
Our next Hearts & Minds Class is scheduled for Thursdays from 6-8:00pm, September 14-October 12, 2023.