NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family members and other caregivers of people diagnosed with mental illness. It offers resources, insights, coping skills, and genuine support for families, and equips class participants with the knowledge they need to navigate the mental health system.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained facilitators who are also family members. It includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems, and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family
Upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

Hingham Family-to-Family Class

Wednesdays, starting April 3, 2019
6:30 – 9 pm
contact Molly & Brian at 737-702-0434 or namisouthshore@gmail.com for more information

no classes scheduled at this time

no classes scheduled at this time

no classes scheduled at this time

Volunteering as a NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher

The NAMI Family-to-Family class is taught by two NAMI-trained teachers who have first-hand experience as a parent or family caregiver of a person who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Are you interested in becoming a Family-to-Family teacher? Contact Ilya Cherkasov, Director of Family Programs.

Contact us for more information about NAMI Family-to-Family:

Ilya Cherkasov
NAMI Mass Director of Family Programs
617-580-8541 x 219
icherkasov@namimass.org