Family-to-Family is an evidence based program that provides participants with a relaxed, trusting and safe environment where they can develop the insight, skills and emotional understanding they need to support the recovery of their loved one. This course is free and is open to family members and friends of adults with mental illness. Indicate your interest in attending one of the classes by contacting NAMI NH.
A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors.
Family-to-Family teachers are volunteer, illness-experienced family members who have been trained and certified by NAMI NH to teach the course. The 12-session course is offered in the spring and fall in communities around the state. Materials are provided free to participants.
“This educational program was a turning point for me, helping me to separate my daughter from the debilitating and frustrating symptoms of her disorder.”
“Family-to-Family is when I became an educated participant in my son’s illness. It was in the moment of entering the room that I realized that I was not alone. This course empowered and energized me to continue to be a participant and to remind myself to continue to take care of myself.”
Participants will gain information on:
- mental health diagnoses
- treatment options
- how to access and advocate for mental health services
- how to cope with symptoms, support their loved one in a crisis, promote recovery and manage the stressors that come with the caregiver role
- Newport Family-to-Family Class
- Derry Family-to-Family Class
Classes meet Wednesdays starting March 11, 2020.
If you are interested in attending in this location, contact Nancy Hollinshead at 631-987-3063
- Portsmouth Family-to-Family Class
Classes meet Wednesdays starting March 25, 2020
Contact Pam Brazeau at 603-502-6580 or email
- Nashua Family-to-Family Class
Classes meet Mondays starting April 6, 2020.
If you are interested in attending in this location, contact Norma MacKinley-Smith – 603-882-6771 or Pam Burns – email@example.com, 603-888-6219
Classes are held based on demand in a particular area. To indicate your interest in attending one of the classes listed above or if you don’t see a location close to you, please provide your contact information here. We will share your information with the teacher of the class nearest you and contact you to discuss the course – or put your name on our waiting list and notify you of upcoming Family-to-Family classes in your area.
For questions, please contact Liz Hodgkins via email or phone at 603-225-5359.