Mental Health America of Virginia
Training at Other Organizations
Pathways to Recovery (Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute)
Persons who want to move past their psychiatric diagnosis and go forward in life are invited to the Pathways to Recovery Workshop, a model of self-assessment, self-discovery, and planning.
Located in Northern Virginia, free to Virginia residents. Download a flier with more information at the following link:
Pathways to Recovery Flyer and Information Sheet
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants.
Click here for more information about Family-to-Family in Virginia.
NAMI In Our Own Voice
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
Click here for more information about In Our Own Voice in Virginia.
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.
Click here for more information about Peer to Peer in Virginia.
NAMI Family Support Group
Family Support Group is a free weekly, group for family and friends of indivduals with mental illness. The group is facilitated by family member peers who provide support and hope through a collective group exchange.
Click here for more information about Family Support Group in Virginia.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups
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.
Click here for more information about Connection in Virginia.
Basics is a educational program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. The course is six weeks longs and covers a variety of helpful topics.
Click here for more information about Basics in Virginia.
NAMI MESA Family Workshops
The MESA (Mutual Education Support and Advocacy) Family Workshops are a series of classes for parents, siblings, spouses and adult children of individuals with mental illness. A major goal is to reduce stress in the lives of families through education on mental illness, coping strategies and community resources and through the support which develops among participants.
Click here for more information about MESA in Virginia.
W.R.A.P (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Classes in Virginia
WRAP in Manchester
Every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1211 Porter Street, Richmond. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WRAP in Fredericksburg
WRAP begins in the Fredericksburg area on Wednesday, February 3rd , led by a recently-trained and gung-ho facilitator, Karen Kallay. Great opportunity to learn wellness skills and strageties. Classes will be at the Rappahannock Regional Library in downtown Fredericksburg from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays and run through March. Registration and questions handled weekdays at (540) 371-2704 or 800 684-6423.
WRAP in NOVA
The Laurie Mitchell Employment Center now has WRAP for Employment
Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. from January 28 - March 18, presented by Michael Pendrak, Certified WRAP Facilitator. For Registration and Directions call 703-461-3886 or email email@example.com
Seating is limited so call now to reserve your place!
WRAP Facilitator Trainings
VOCAL Facilitator Trainings - Learn to lead mental health recovery groups. This week-long training teaches skills for facilitating Wellness Recovery Action Plan. (WRAP). Held in Richmond in Fall. firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-647-9500.
Peer Specialists Trainings
Peer specialists are people who have been diagnosed with mental illness who offer hope and support to their peers. Most peer specialists are employed in the mental system or in local peer-run programs. The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS). In past years this organization has offered a Peer Specialist Training. Peer Specialist training was free and includes meals and lodging. Contact them to find out if they plan to offer this training again:
Vaaccses offers free workshops on SSI/SSDI Work Incentives and on How to Work and Keep Your Benefits. They also run a program for Work Incentives Specialist Certification. Workshops are free and take place around the state. 703-461-8747, email@example.com, http://www.vaaccses.org/