NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an 8-week free recovery-focused program for people who wish to establish and maintain their wellness. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions, and informative videos. Great value is placed on the individual experiences of each person in the class, and participants are empowered to share their own stories and the coping tools that have worked for them.

Peer-to-Peer helps you create your own:

  • Vision Statement
  • SMART goals
  • Recovery Workbook
  • Support Networks
  • Awareness Grid
  • Crisis Plan

Please note that our Peer-to-Peer classes are currently offered virtually.

Upcoming NAMI Peer-to-Peer Classes

Please note that our NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes are currently offered virtually. Registration is required, and a computer with a camera and reliable internet access is needed.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Evaluation

Have you taken a one of our NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes? We want your feedback! Please take our brief survey – your feedback will help us improve our programs and with our program planning!

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Train to be a NAMI Peer-to-Peer Teacher

Upcoming Virtual Training September 2021 – dates TBA
Limited spaces available

NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes are taught by two NAMI-trained leaders who are living with a mental health condition.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have taken a Peer-to-Peer class
  • Are in recovery from a mental health issue
  • Can use a computer and are equipped to use Zoom
  • Are able to create a sense of safety and not pass judgement and are willing to share their lived experience with the class
  • Can follow a structured model that encourages participants to share their experiences to help others in the group
  • Able to commit to an eight-week teaching program once or twice per year
  • Able to provide group participant data, and help to identify potential new teachers from your classes

The training and all materials are free. Your trainer is an experienced Peer-to-Peer teacher and has been certified by NAMI to train Peer-to-Peer teachers.

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

Judi Maguire, BA, CPS, COAPS
Director of Peer Programs
617-580-8541 x 223


Eliza T. Williamson, M.Ed, MFA, CPS
Deputy Director of Programs
617-580-8541 x 221

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Looking for additional peer support options?

Check out our Peer Support resource page.

You can also contact our Compass helpline. Learn more about Compass.