Peer-to-Peer

STARTING JUN 6th!  By ZOOM – Online Learning! 

Registration for NAMI’s FREE Peer to Peer Education Course is now open.    Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-session recovery education course open to anyone 18 or older experiencing a mental health challenge, The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. NAMI Albuquerque is pleased to offer this course free of charge.  This 8-session course will be conducted via Zoom in four consecutive Saturdays.  We will conduct one class in the morning (10AM – 12PM), then a two hour break for lunch and do a second class from 2PM-4PM.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is taught by trained leaders with a lived experience. This program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for specific treatment approaches.

Start Date:  June 6th 2020 (2 classes per Saturday to be completed Jun 27th)

Registration is required.  Please call Click the button below to go to the registration page:

Register P2P

For details or questions contact Kenneth at kennethhelberg (at) gmail.com or 505-589-8743 .  NOTE: If no answer, please leave message with call-back number.  

This class is made possible through the Training & Education grant, funded by the Bernallilo County Behavioral Health Initiative. Through this grant, NAMI New Mexico, in conjunction with NAMI Albuquerque, aims to increase behavioral health education and support programs to individuals living with a  mental health condition and their families within Bernallilo County.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. 
NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Set a vision and goals for the future
  • Partner with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions
  • Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Share your story
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Enhance communications skills
  • Learn about mental health treatment options (we won’t make specific recommendations)

What People Are Saying

“I am now aware that I’m not alone. I’d like to become more involved with NAMI and advocacy.”

“I’ve really learned how to cope with my triggers better, and I’m now on the path to truly loving myself.”

“NAMI Peer-to-Peer gave me hope when I was close to giving up. I realized that things can and do get better and that my mental health condition doesn’t define me. I learned how to speak up for myself, build a strong support network and make plans for my future. I felt welcome and like I was among friends. Most importantly, I felt heard and understood.”

“I’ve learned how to communicate with my parents about what’s going on with me.”

“It was really nice being with people who understood.”

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