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

NAMI Colorado is presently taking registrations for an 8-week virtual Peer-to-Peer class (dates TBD). Please contact Kristin at kristin@namicolorado.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  (exact dates and location to be determined).   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  To register or find out more information: call 719-473-8477 or email peersupport@namicos.org, 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 kristin@namicolorado.org.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!