NAMI Provider introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of people with mental health conditions and their families. You will develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process.

This is a 15-hour program of in-service training taught by a team consisting of an adult with a mental health condition, a family member, and a mental health professional who is also a family member or has a mental health condition themselves.

Who Can Take the Course?

NAMI Provider is for employees of healthcare organizations who work directly with people experiencing mental health conditions. This may include nurses, social workers, direct care workers, therapists, occupational therapists, secretaries, and any other paid employees who interact with the individuals in their care. The course may be offered to a broad range of professionals.

What Will You Gain?

  • Understanding of the realities of having a mental health condition
  • Increased compassion for the vulnerabilities people face when seeking care
  • Recognition of your critical role in the individual and family’s journey towards recovery
  • Empowered view of the lasting impact your care makes

What Are Participants Saying?

“When I went through the course, I kept thinking ‘what a wonderful learning experience that all our [hospital] staff need to have.’ We have worked hard over the years to create a more humanistic and compassionate culture. This program will definitely help us in that direction.” -Participant

“Most of the attendees have expressed that the course has profoundly affected their work. Many have stated that this was the best training class they have ever taken.” -Leader

How Do I Sign Up?

Dates, times, and registration are TBD. You can show interest in the program and sign up for updates by clicking this link. Select “Participant Interest,” click on the program that interests you, and enter your details.

How Do I Get Involved?

If you are interested in leading this course, you must be an adult (18 and over) in recovery with a mental health condition or family member of a person who experiences or has experienced mental health conditions. If you would like to become a program leader, please click here for more information on requirements and the application process.