Peer to Peer
Due to corona virus risk, most NAMI 8-week Peer-to-Peer classes are held virtually. Please contact your NAMI local affiliate for information on the next class being offered in your area, or contact Kristin at Kristin@namicolorado.org or call 303-321-3104. Please know you are welcome to attend any Peer-to-Peer class regardless of where you live.
NAMI Colorado is presently taking registrations for an 8-week virtual Peer-to-Peer class beginning Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 9-11am and ending August 4th. Please contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-321-3104 to register or for more information.
NAMI Colorado Springs
NAMI Colorado Springs will be starting an in-person 8-week Peer-to-Peer class on Friday, August 6, from 6-8 PM in downtown Colorado Springs (exact location will be provided upon registration). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register or find out more information: call 719-473-8477 or email email@example.com, or visit our website at namicoloradosprings.org
Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
Peer-to-Peer consists of eight two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Leaders” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. Leaders are trained in an intensive 2 day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
For more information when a class may be starting, please contact Kristin at (303) 321-3104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.