Community Mental Health Trainings


NAMI Fox Valley is pleased to offer training and presentations such as our NAMI 101 Education Series, “Up To Me: Talking about Mental Health”, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and many others.

NAMI 101 Series

NAMI staff and trained speakers provide informative, powerful and hopeful presentations to community groups, businesses and organizations to help break down stigma and enrich audiences' understanding of the impact of mental illnesses.

NAMI Talks Speakers Bureau

Speakers for your group or event

As part of our outreach efforts, NAMI Fox Valley works to educate the public about mental illness and provide fact-based information about mental illness, recovery, and related topics. Invite us to come to speak to your employees, service club, church group, or classroom. We also offer tailored presentations.


12-week program for families & others

NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness at no charge to participants. It is a designated evidence-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 Basics

NAMI Signature Program

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.


8-week recovery course

This 8-week education course focuses on recovery and is for any individual with a mental illness at no charge to participants. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illnesses and teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and self-care strategies.

Recovery Education and Advocacy Program

Advanced recovery course

The Recovery, Education, and Advocacy Program (REAP) addresses coping skills, self-care, trauma, and the need for a recovery action plan.

Ending the Silence

50-minute Middle & High School Program

Ending the Silence is a 50-minute program designed for middle and high school audiences and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum.

Mental Health Chat

30-minute presentation for elementary children

Mental Health Chat is a 30-minute interactive, age-appropriate, presentation for elementary school children to learn about mental health.The activities review stories of recovery and resilience.