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NAMI Services

NAMI offers a number of different resources and services for those who are in need of them.

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential, and facilitated by NAMI-trained peers for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are free, confidential, and facilitated by NAMI-trained peers.  Individuals in the group learn from hearing the challenges and successes of others. 

Compass is the helpline at NAMI Massachusetts. Compass provides free information, ideas, resources, and support to help people across the state navigate the complex mental health system and related systems of care. The Compass Helpline is staffed by people with first-hand experience navigating the mental health system for themselves or a family member.


NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week course for parents and family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral issues. It provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery. NAMI Basics is taught by NAMI-trained teachers who are parents or caregivers of children with similar issues. Participants will learn communication tips, how to problem-solve, and the skills to help them cope with the emotional impact of caring for their child.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week educational program for family members and other caregivers of people diagnosed with mental illness. It offers resources, insights, coping skills, and genuine support for families, and equips class participants with the knowledge they need to navigate the mental health system.


Allies for Student Mental Health is a professional development program designed to help K-12 teachers, parents, and school staff work together to identify and understand mental health conditions that can have significant impact on students’ academic success and overall well-being.

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a free educational program designed to increase awareness and challenge stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. During IOOV, two people share their recovery journeys in this powerful presentation.

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