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Programs at NAMI Cape Ann

Support Groups

Support Groups
The following groups are offered to provide support for family members and friends, who have loved ones facing mental health concerns:
 
Family & Friends Support Group
Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Second Tuesday of each month
 
To join the Tuesday night group, please contact Wendy Lindsay ahead of time at walindsay@gmail.com. 
Wendy will send you the weblink to join using Zoom.  You can join using a phone, tablet or computer.
 
Family & Friends Support Group
Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Third Monday of each month
 
To join the Monday night group, contact George Howe at 978-356-3252 or gehowe@comcast.net; or Dori Prescott at 978-948-0807 or glenndori@verizon.net.  They will send you the weblink to join the support group using Zoom. You can join using a phone, tablet or computer.
 

 
The following groups are offered through NAMI Massachusetts to support adults who have mental health concerns:
Mondays, 10:30 am -12 pm
Call: 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 955 331 152

Tuesdays 7:00 pm
Call in number 425-436-6392 and enter access code number 119410

Wednesdays 10:30 am
Access online with zoom: https://zoom.us/j/859002245
Access by phone:1-929-205-6099 (meeting ID: 859 002 245)

Fridays 10:30 am
Access online with zoom: https://zoom.us/j/621974217
Access by phone:1-929-205-6099 (meeting ID: 621 974 217)

For women of color and their allies
Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Call in number 508-206-8720 no password required.

More information about support groups is available here:

NAMI Greater North Shore support groups

For information, contact: Chris Sadkowski • 617.984.0504 • namigreaternorthshore.org


NAMI Cape Ann Family-to-Family Education Program
A new virtual session started on Saturday, September 12, 2020
Visit namimass.org for information on other sessions.
There is no cost to participate, but you need to preregister. Space is limited!

NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The course typically meets once a week for 10-12 weeks.

F2F is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you’ll learn how to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively, taking care of yourself and managing your stress.


NAMI Basics Program
NAMI Basics is a six-session educational program that provides a nationally acclaimed curriculum, within a supportive context, for the parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional or behavioral concerns.

Arts and Minds
A program unique to NAMI Cape Ann, it encourages our artistic members to submit their works for inclusion in local shows and sales. We reproduce art work on greeting cards and tiles and market jewelry, knitted goods, and other hand crafted items. Artists receive 80% of the sale price.

Arts and Minds meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
If you are interested, give us a call at 978-281-1557.

NAMI Cape Ann Social Club
Members age 18 and older who are active in recovery from living with mental health challenges meet for friendship, recreation and self-help activities on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 12:00pm-4:00pm. For more information, please leave a voicemail message for Yvonne, the Director, at 978-281-1557, or you can email her at yvers@yahoo.com. Visit the Social Club tab on this website for more information.

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV)
IOOV unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of mental illness and helps change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness as listeners gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI Cape Ann offers In Our Own Voice at various times through the year.

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