Community trainings do require registration and there is a fee associated with some. To register for one of the trainings below, please click the blue register button to the right or the "Register Here" button within the specific training tab.

For questions, please contact our Program Assistant, Lisa Schiller:

(920) 954-1550 |

2019 Trainings

The goal of "Up To Me: Talking about Mental Health" is for you to think about the upsides and downsides of talking about your experiences with mental health challenges in the daily settings of your life (family, friendships, workplaces, school, etc.).

Together, you learn ways to talk about yourself that have worked for others. This program empowers you to make the best decision for yourself, and if you decide to talk to others, to be ready for any unexpected responses. We meet together for six hours for a one-day or two-day workshop.

DATE & TIME: tbd
LOCATION: NAMI Fox Valley | 211 E. Franklin St. | Appleton


UW Extension, in collaboration with NAMI Fox Valley, will hold four evening sessions in March to help caregivers to reduce stress and promote wellness. Taking Care of You is a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life’s challenges in a healthy way allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health. Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities.

This 4-session community-based program will include strategies to:

  • Increase awareness of how stress affects our body, thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Learn to manage how we respond to stress with our thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Cultivate positive emotions to improve our resiliency to life's challenges
  • Nurture ourselves to improve the health of our body, mind and spirit
  • Learn from and find opportunities in life's challenges
  • Live life in line with what we value; recognizing the interrelatedness of various dimensions of our health and achieving a healthier balance between them.

This is a four part series. To get the most out of the class, plan on attending at least three of the sessions. 

DATE & TIME: Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 | 6–8 PM
LOCATION: NAMI Fox Valley |  211 E. Franklin St. | Appleton


This 3-hour training prepares a volunteer to represent NAMI Fox Valley at community presentations and resource fairs.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 21 | 9 AM–12 PM
LOCATION: NAMI Fox Valley | 211 E. Franklin St. | Appleton


In collaboration with Samaritan Counseling Center, NAMI Fox Valley hosts a half-day training for faith communities on mental health issues. The workshop is offered in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 30 |  8–11:45 AM
LOCATION: The Grand Meridian | 2621 N. Oneida St. | Appleton

For more information or to register, please visit:

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, contemplating suicide or struggling with substance abuse.
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Who should take a Youth Mental Health First Aid course?

This course is designed for adults who work with or are around youth ages 12-18 on a regular basis including (but not limited to): teachers, coaches, juvenile probation officers, youth program and school staff, clergy, parents, health and human service providers and more. Training is for individuals who do not have any background as a mental health professional.

DATE & TIME: Fridays, May 10 & 17 | 8 AM–12 PM
LOCATION: NAMI Fox Valley | 211 E. Franklin St. | Appleton


This 1-day workshop is offered in May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Starting in March, please visit this page for more information and to view the agenda.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 23 | 8:30 AM–3:45 PM
LOCATION: Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170AB | 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. | Appleton

This 1-day workshop is offered in August. Starting in June, please visit this page for more information and to view the agenda.

DATE & TIME: August 2019 (Date TBD) | 8 AM–3:30 PM
LOCATION: Fox Valley Technical College Room, Room A170AB | 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. | Appleton