Volunteer to become a Connection Support Group Facilitator!
Are you living with and managing a mental health condition? Are you interested in learning skills to help support others?
If so, you may be the perfect person to be a NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator!
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are a peer-based, mutual support group program for any adult living with a mental illness. Connection groups are led by two trained facilitators who are in recovery themselves and are at a point where they want to "give back to others" by offering encouragement and support through their own experiences. Successful facilitators are good listeners with an empathetic ear.
Groups are confidential, led by trained peer facilitators, and free to attend. 90 minute weekly, monthly or bi-monthly meetings provide a supportive place for people to share their experiences and learn from others. While support groups are casual, there is some meeting structure to give all participants the opportunity to confront and discuss challenges, share resources and/or wellness strategies, and connect with one another.
Volunteers need to commit to facilitating a group for at least one year.
Training is required for this opportunity.
If you want to improve your own health while helping others, this is for you.
"At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished... it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back." - Denzel Washington
About NAMI-CC (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County)
10202 SE 32nd Ave., Ste 501, Milwaukie, OR 97222, US
NAMI Clackamas is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through support, education, and advocacy. Our vision is hope, health, acceptance, and community for everyone impacted by mental illness.
A grassroots organization for and by people with mental illness, whether in themselves or a family member.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
10202 SE 32nd Ave Ste. 501Portland, OR97222
October 6, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
90 minutes either every week, monthly or twice monthly, for a minimum of a year.
1. Identify as being in recovery from a mental health disorder
2. Attend a meeting of a NAMI Connection support group prior to the training if possible. 3. Adhere to model when facilitating. 4. Attend entire 2 day training