NAMI NJ Online Support Groups

 

Register for an online support group.

The following groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:

NAMI Family Support Group
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Wednesdays at 12 p.m. ET
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

Please register by 11 a.m. ET or 4 p.m. on the day of the support group. We will limit attendance.

 

Visit our Online Calendar to see other online support groups offered by our local affiliates and multicultural programs.

 

New Specialty Statewide Support Groups

 

LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Last Sunday of the month
September 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection is a peer-led recovery support group for individuals (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who have a mental health condition. View flyer for the registration link or QR code. Contact [email protected] for more information.

 

Asylees/Refugees NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
3rd Friday of the month
September 17, 2021 at 4 p.m. ET

NAMI NJ and Interfaith Rise collaborate to offer a NAMI Connection Recovery Online Support Group for asylees and refugees. Contact [email protected] for more information. Download flyer to share!

 

Sibling Support Group
4th Thursday of the month
September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

Join us for this special online support group for individuals with a sibling who lives with mental illness. Gain support and share with others who can relate to your personal experiences. The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited. Register here

 

Spouse/Partner Support Group
2nd Thursday of the month – Register here
September 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

4th Thursday of the month – Register here
September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

Gain support and share with others who can relate to your personal experiences. The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited to 15 people.

 

 

Confidentiality:

Facilitators will take a few minutes to share an enhanced confidentiality reminder, emphasizing that we rely on callers to:

– Ensure that you and anyone else who can see or hear the call are members of the appropriate group.

– Note that Zoom and NAMI NJ collect basic information such as IP address, zip code, etc.

– Calls will not be recorded. Please do not take screenshots or any recordings, or take notes with personal information.

– Please close your door, close your computer when you step away, use a headset, etc. as needed to preserve group privacy if you are not alone.

 

Safety:

– Individuals on the call who are “mandated reporters” will announce themselves. Please note, that all residents of NJ are mandated reporters of known or potential harm to a child.

– Even with pre-registration, we have no way of knowing who is listening to our meetings. Therefore, we urge attendees to be cautious when sharing personal information or anything others might perceive of as dangerous or threatening.

– If you have something critical to communicate with the facilitator which is private, you can use the CHAT feature, addressing him/her only.

– Remember that as a team of statewide facilitators, we are less likely to have local crisis diversion resources and background than those in your local affiliate or multicultural group.

 

Click here to view guidelines

Please click here to read more information on support groups.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jay Yudof, Recovery Programs Coordinator: [email protected]

Lynne Malloy, Affiliate Liaison/Family Support Group Coordinator: [email protected]

Jennifer Hughes, Associate Director of Program Quality Assurance: [email protected]

 

Disclosure: NAMI NJ’s intention is to protect personal information. We will not use this information beyond registration and immediate safety purposes.

 

Visit www.naminj.org/covid19 to see how NAMI NJ is responding.