NAMI Santa Clara County offers support groups for people affected by mental illness. We also provide information on related support groups offered by other community organizations.
* Note: The NAMI Newsletter and Resource Guide Page displays our current Resource Guide, which lists (on pages 2 and 3) up-to-date information on both NAMI Format and non-NAMI community support groups, including date, time, location and contact information.
NAMI Format Support Groups
For a separate list of all local support groups led by NAMI trained facilitators who follow the NAMI standard format, see Santa Clara County NAMI Format Support Groups. You will find that NAMI offers support to the following communities:
Consumers (persons living with a mental illness)
The peer led Connection Recovery group, which meets every Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30 pm at the NAMI office, is particularly well attended. (To minimize group interruptions, arrive between 2:45-3:10 pm, when the building door is open. For more information, call Hope or Denicia at 408-453-0400 x3080)
We also hold Nature Walks from 9-11 am on the 1st Sunday of the month at Campbell Park.
Family and Friends of persons with living with mental illness
We currently have seven NAMI support groups for family, friends and caregivers that each meet on a monthly basis.
Family, Friends, and Consumers
We currently have nine support groups for family, friends, caregivers and consumers that each meet on a monthly basis.
Support groups in other languages include:
Other Local Community Support Groups
Our current Resource Guide also lists meeting dates, times, locations and contact information of other local community organizations offering mental health support groups for Consumers, Families and Friends.
In addition, we list related support groups from organizations including: