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Programs and Services

NAMI Monterey County offers a wide variety of FREE educational programs and support groups to support those who work, live, or care for someone with a mental illness.

Our focus is to provide education, support, and connection to resources.

  • See the list of our family, peer, and provider programs and support groups below.
  • For information on resources visit our Resources menu.
  • For those interested in scheduling a presentation for staff or a community group, visit our NAMI Events & Outreach section.

Educational Classes for Family Members

NAMI Family-To-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE 6-12 week class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

NAMI Familia-a-Familia

NAMI Familia-a-Familia es un programa educativo,GRATIS, de 12 sesiones para familiares, parejas, amigos, y seres queridos de adultos que viven con una enfermedad mental. El curso esta diseñado para ayudar a toda la familia a entender y apoyar a seres queridos que viven con un trastorno mental, sin descuidar el propio bienestar del círculo familiar.

NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.


Educational Classes for Individuals affected by Mental Illness

NAMI Peer-To-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a FREE 10 week recovery education course open to anyone personally experiencing a mental health challenge (bipolar, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc). The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This program is also available in Spanish, De Persona a Persona de NAMI.

NAMI Persona-a-Persona

El programa De Persona a Persona de NAMI es un curso gratuito compuesto de 10 sesiones para adultos que viven con los retos de una enfermedad mental (depresión, esquizofrenia, bipolar, ansiedad, etc). De Persona a Persona de NAMI ofrece un entorno educativo que se centra en la recuperación brindando respeto, comprensión, motivación y esperanza.


Training for Community Professionals

NAMI Provider Education

NAMI Provider Education is a FREE 4 hour training for line staff at facilities providing mental health treatment services OR work sites that serve/interact with individuals affected by mental illness. The NAMI Provider Education training is designed to expand the participants’ compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care.


Support Groups

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is a support group for people living with a mental health condition.


NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.


Email or call the NAMI Office for more information 831-422-6264.


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