This 8-week education course focuses on recovery and is for any person with serious mental illness. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness. It also teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and self-care strategies.

Classes are taught by trained mentors who are successfully managing their own conditions. The course provides a full approach to recovery, including individual empowerment, peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills, and general health.

The course:

  • Is offered at no charge to participants
  • Is taught by trained NAMI mentors who themselves have achieved a measure of recovery and are successfully managing their mental illness
  • Follows a structured format in a relaxed and confidential setting

The course promotes effective paths to recovery and inspires a commitment to wellness.

Participants can:

  • Share experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery
  • Gain further insight into mental illness
  • Gain knowledge of how to manage and cope with circumstances
  • Learn to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and events that can result in a possible relapse
  • Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan
  • Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships


vicki rivera, peer program coordinator

   (920) 954-1550 


fall Peer to Peer Class:

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9 through October 2, 6:00-8:30 PM (Participants should plan to attend both days for 4 weeks.)

Location: NAMI Fox Valley
211 E. Franklin Street 
Appleton, WI