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Family-to-Family Education Program in Gloucester 

New virtual session started on Sept. 12 2020.

Other sessions are listed on website.

There is no cost to participate, but you need to preregister. Space is limited!
NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) is a free, 8-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.

Family & Friends Support Group in Ipswich – meeting virtually

Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Third Monday of each month
New group as of Jan. 20, 2020

Our Lady of Hope Parish
One Pineswamp Rd, Ipswich

Other support groups:

Family & Friends Support Group at NAMI Cape Ann – meeting virtually
Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Second Tuesday of each month

Peer Support Group (Recovery Support) at NAMI Cape Ann
Contact us for more information at


The 2019 NAMI Massachusetts Walk was on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

If haven’t had a chance to support us yet, there is still time to share a contribution.

Click here to support our team!

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. The Walk event features about 60 exhibitors – artisans displaying their artwork, crafts, and other handmade goods, local NAMI affiliates, sponsors, and other friends of NAMI Massachusetts.

This year’s walk is the 16th Annual NAMI Walks Massachusetts. The Walk is NAMI Massachusetts’ largest event and biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised helps NAMI Mass provide educational programs, support groups, grassroots advocacy, and the NAMI Mass Compass, our resource helpline.

There is no registration fee for the Walk, but your donation of any amount helps fund important programs for NAMI Cape Ann and NAMI Massachusetts.

Join the thousands of concerned citizens in communities across the nation who will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure vital, free NAMI programs and services are available to provide help and hope to those in need. Every journey begins with that first step. Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing our American communities and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.

The 2018 North Shore/Cape Ann Community Resource Manual, published June 21, 2018, is a collaborative effort between Pathways for Children, the Children’s Law Center of MA, and the Youth at Risk program.

This manual is intended to be used as a guide to the many organizations that serve youth and families in Cape Ann and on the North Shore, which include the towns of Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wenham.

Please click here to view the manual in a shareable PDF format:   North Shore Cape Ann Community Resource Manual 2018




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