NAMI Franklin County
Education Services Information
Click below or contact NAMI Franklin County for additional information and resources on our education services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Franklin County offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public. NAMI's education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks.
These programs draw on the lived experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
Family-to-Family is a free 12-week course for families and friends of individuals with mental illness, taught by trained NAMI family members. Since its inception, it has graduated hundreds of people in Franklin County and surrounding areas. By special agreement the course is also taught at the local VA clinics.
Family-to-Family enrollment has begun for winter 2014 sessions. Family-to-Family is a 12-week class of education and support for family members of an adult who has a mental illness. See schedule below for class class dates, times and locations.
- North: COVA Tuesdays
- Northeast: VA Ambulatory Care CenterThursdays
You MUST call or email to register. Walk-ins are not accepted. Space is limited and classes are filled on a first-come basis. Call (614) 501-6264.
January 7 to March 256:30 to 9:00 pm
3770 N. High Sreet
January 16 to April 36:30 to 9:00 pm
VA Ambulatory Care Center
420 N. James Road
Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course for any person with a serious mental illness interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. Available in 26 states, this innovative program draws upon the experience of over 1200 NAMI consumers trained to conduct the course.NAMI Basics Education Program
NAMI Basics is developed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents who are coping with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. This free 6-session course addresses the fundamental issues facing family caregivers as they seek help for their child.NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. NAMI Connections is a peer-facilitated support group.
Registration is NOT required to attend NAMI Connection.
NAMI Connection meets Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Meadow Park Church of God located at 2425 Bethel Road.
Important: The front door will be locked. Knock and the custodian will let you in. If you come late, you will need to call the number posted on the door for the custodian to let you in. Please sign in on the yellow sheet at the front desk and proceed to 2nd floor boardroom (elevator available). The custodian can direct you to this room.
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Facilitators: Jenn and Bridget
Meadow Park Church of God
2425 Bethel Road
Use entrance closest to Graeter’s. The first room on the left has a sign next to the door that says 'NAMI Support Group.'
New Night Added
A second NAMI Connection Group has begun and now meets Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at COVA in the 2nd floor boardroom.
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Facilitators: Kacie and Marilyn
3770 N. High Street
Use entrance facing High Street.
- NAMI Connection
- NAMI Basics
- NAMI Support Groups
- Columbus Area Support Groups