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NAMI on Wednesday (Drop In Center) 

NAMI On Wednesdays (N.O.W.) meets every Wednesday at the NAMI Lake Worth office from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. You can drop in at any time during those hours for arts & crafts, games, socializing, and more!

NAMI Lake Worth Office, 1520 10th Avenue, N., Suite D, Lake Worth, 33460

For more information, call the NAMI office at 561-588-3477. Registration is not required.

 

NAMI Peer Council 

NAMI Peer Council meets the last Friday of every month from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the NAMI Lake Worth Office, 1520 10th Avenue, N., Suite D, Lake Worth, 33460.

*Beginning in February 2018 the Peer Council meetings will be moved to the last Sunday of  each month from 2:00-4:30 pm

 

What is NAMI Peer Council?

The NAMI PBC Peer Council is a group of peers (individuals living with a mental health condition) who meet for fellowship, education, advocacy, and stigma prevention purposes.

We participate in monthly activities in the community, such as mini golf, bowling, picnics, fishing trips, visits to museums, nature excursions, etc.

Be sure to attend the business meeting to find out about the next month’s activity and to help plan future activities.

The NAMI PBC Peer Council gives peers the opportunity to be heard in their own voice, and introduces participants to advocacy and empowerment. It also allows peers to give back to the community as a part of the recovery process.

 


Education

Call (561) 588-3477 for more information. Registration is required.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free transformational 10-week course which allows peers to learn from other peers in a class/interactive setting.  It provides cutting-edge information about mental illnesses and brain chemistry, stress reduction, relapse prevention and advance directives for hospitals.

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of  “mentors” who have been trained and certified by NAMI Florida, and are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.

For more information, please contact our office at 561 588-3477.  This course is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of Children & Families, the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network and the Hugoton Foundation.

 


Support

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Each group:

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes
  • Is offered free of charge
  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies

All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.

Registration is not required.

Support Group Schedule:

Delray NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Toole Building, South Couth Mental Health Center 16158 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL
Mondays 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. *beginning 01/08/18 the time will change to 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Jupiter NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Cancelled until further notice
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, 140 Intracoastal Pointe Drive, Jupiter, FL 33477
Mondays 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Lake Worth NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
1520 10th Ave., North, Suite D, Lake Worth, FL
Saturdays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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