Over the long term, we will offer special training opportunity for volunteers with “lived experience” who are well along their way in recovery to apply for Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training so they can help others in Watauga and Ashe County who have mental health issues.
NAMI High Country is seeking volunteers to facilitate Connections Recovery Support Groups by holding a 1 1/2 hour free support group monthly, listening, and networking resources. A core group of eight volunteer facilitators are needed so these support groups can be upgraded from monthly to being scheduled as often as once a week.
Membership in NAMI (as low as $5.00 for persons with limited income) covers costs for the weekend training including lodging, most meals, a notebook and some start-up materials. Transportation costs may also be covered for you. Previous trainings have been either in Raleigh, Charlotte, or Asheville.
If you would like to take the training to become a facilitator, please call or e-mail Karen Gross for more information 828-406-1421 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org . She has brochures, application forms, and can tell you more about this special initiative. See more information on Connection.
Peer to Peer is a unique learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It is a free 10-week, 2-hour class. If you are interested in this class, please let us know so that we can schedule one. See more information on Peer to Peer.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. It is a 12 week class that will begin in 2014. Contact us if you would like to participate. See more information on Family to Family.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained people living with mental illness share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. Contact us if you would like to be trained as a presenter or would like to schedule a presentation for your organization. See more information about In Our Own Voice.