Peer-led support groups for family members of individuals living with mental illness.
Temporarily support groups are online only and are announced on our home page.
3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30-9:00PM
First Church, Fairfield
4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00-8:30PM
Birdseye Municipal Complex, Stratford
Free and open to the public.
Peer-led support groups for adult family members of individuals living with mental illness. Support groups are led by trained facilitators. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. You are not alone!
Visit namict.org for a complete list of support groups in the state.
Family to Family to be scheduled
Family to Family is an 8-week peer-education program structured to help family members understand and support their ill relatives while maintaining their own well being.
The goals of this program are to;
- provide current information about the major mental illnesses
- describe treatment options, medications and side effects
- develop skills in effective communication, problem solving and crisis prevention \
- promote self-care and stress management for caregivers
- share local, state, and national resources
The program is delivered by a team of trained volunteer family facilitators who know what it’s like to have a serious mental illness in the family.
There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family to Family Education Program, but registration is required. Classes are limited to 20 persons.
NAMI Basics to be scheduled
NAMI Basics is a six-week program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parents or caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.
The course consists of six classes lasting for 2 ½ hours and highlights the fundamentals of caring for you, your family, and your child with mental illness.
All instruction materials are FREE to participants.
Registration is required. For more information logon to namict.org/find-support/nami-basics/