NAMI Basics will be offered in Acton starting Wednesday, October 9. Classes meet 7-9:30PM, weekly for 7 weeks. There is no cost to the participants and all course materials are provided by NAMI.
The NAMI Basics program is specially designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents and children living with emotional or behavioral challenges. The course is taught by trained volunteer teachers who themselves are parents/caregivers of children living with emotional difficulties. This structure creates an intimacy that few programs possess and consequently, a program whose capacities are unparalleled. It is an evidence-based program recognized nationwide.
Please view the flyer for more details, including how to sign up.
Cucurbit Farm in Acton is where the action is! Come join in the fun!
Stop by the farm starting on September 1 to pick up your scarecrow frame and make your $25 donation to NAMI of Central Middlesex. Create your family friendly scarecrow, then join us for a “Put ‘Em Up” party on Friday, September 27, 5pm until 8pm.
Vote for your favorite! Prizes will be awarded October 12-14, Columbus Day weekend. Scarecrows will, of course, stand until after Halloween, wearing signs with the names of the donors.
A Free Mental Health Training for Faith Community Leaders
January 21, 2020, 9:00 AM, First Parish Church in Bedford
Because religion and spirituality often play a vital role in healing, it’s not uncommon for families and individuals experiencing mental health issues to turn to a faith leader first for help. Yet faith leaders, staff and key outreach volunteers are often lacking the information, education and resources to be the “bridge to hope” needed as people navigate serious, sometimes life-threatening, mental health issues.
If your community is ready to build bridges to hope for families and individuals living with mental illness, this is a perfect introductory 3-hour training, which features:
An informative overview of prevalent mental health myths and common symptoms of mental health disorders
First steps to comprehensive Action plans for building “bridges to hope” with your faith community
A tool kit of community mental health resources
Who should attend?
Rabbis, imams, clergy, priests, pastors, deacons, elders, and lay leaders.
NAMI of Central Middlesex is pleased to be offering Family to Family classes in Winchester, Burlington and Littleton this fall. The Family-To-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for family caregivers and friends of individuals living with a serious mental illness. Family to Family is taught by trained family member volunteers. NAMI offers this program at no charge to the participants.
Winchester: Starting Tuesday, September 10.
Burlington: Starting Thursday, September 12.
Littleton: Starting Tuesday, September 24.
Please see our flyer for additional details. For more information, or to sign up for a class, please contact our teachers.
NAMI Massachusetts regularly offers Family to Family in many communities. Please see their class listing for other opportunities to sign up for this valuable educational program.
Our family support group in Winchester will not be meeting on Tuesday, February 12. Meetings resume on March 12 as regularly scheduled.
If you are new to a support group, or there is inclement weather in the forecast, we always advise touching base with the facilitators before attending. We also do our best to provide schedule updates on our web site and help line.