Do you have a sense of connection with the mission of NAMI Piedmont? We feel we offer a sense of hope to others and many of us find that being able to do so gives us a sense of purpose. Being able to contribute can give satisfaction, especially in knowing we are making a difference. Join us while we provide support, education and advocacy for individuals living with mental health challenges and their families. Help us to help others! Training and mentoring is provided. Contact Kathy Weigel (firstname.lastname@example.org / 540-347-9104) for information about any position in which you are interested and its training requirements. The following are some of the opportunities available for you with NAMI Piedmont:
NAMI Piedmont Committees
The foundation of NAMI Piedmont is our volunteers. Consider joining a committee to help ensure essential needs of the organization are met. Our committees include:
Mental Health Month
NAMI Virginia Walk Team Leader
NAMI Connections: Facilitators
Connections Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. The groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique, because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and receive what you need.
NAMI Family Support Group: Facilitators
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is sharing the collective knowledge and experience of participants.
NAMI Family to Family Class: Teachers
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family members, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there.
NAMI Peer to Peer: Teachers
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. This group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance.
NAMI Basics Class: Teachers
NAMI Basics is a 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens whom are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, or whom have already been diagnosed. You learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school, and when they’re getting medical care. The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience. They know what you’re going through, because they’ve been there. The program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.