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Support Group Facilitators Needed

Have you navigated the ups and downs of loving someone who lives with a mental illness? NAMI is looking for additional facilitators for Family Support Groups, and you might be perfect for our local training on June 15 and 16, here in Colorado Springs.

As with most of NAMI’s volunteer opportunities, you can expect to get back as much as you give while serving as a support group facilitator. Helping families navigate issues related to mental illness can help inform and ground your own interactions with your loved one. And you’ll build knowledge of community resources and coping skills while creating a valuable network of personal support. Contact programs and volunteer manager Lynn Shull at 719.473.8477 or volunteer@namicos.org if you’re interested.


Saturday, June 29
8am – 2pm
RAM OFF ROAD PARK (Next Door to American Auto Imports)
12800 C0-94
Colorado Springs, CO 80929

The BIGDOGBRAG was created as the mud obstacle race for EVERYONE. A portion of each ticket will be donated to support two NAMI-Colorado Springs programs to help local teens access mental health care. “Ending the Silence” is an in-school presentation about warning signs and resources related to mental illness; “Below the Surface” is a campaign to connect teens to the state’s free, 24/7 Crisis Text Line.

Register here.


June 21, 2019
August 23, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 22, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:

Nautilus Room, Citizens Service Center
1675 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs 80907

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
Register online at mhfaco.org/findclass.

Check www.mhfaco.org for a complete class listing.

For more information, call NAMI, 719-473-8477 or email info@namicoloradosprings.org.

*Note: The actual cost of Mental Health First Aid is closer to $60 per individual, which includes a manual that participants keep, the cost of teacher stipends, other materials and refreshments. This monthly class is offered at no cost to encourage broad-based community participation — so that cost isn’t a barrier for anyone interested in an evidence-based training that teaches the lay person how to recognize a mental health or substance abuse emergency. The cost is generously covered by a collaboration between AspenPointe and NAMI.


FaithNet meets weekly at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Colorado Springs. For details, click here.


Volunteers Needed

  • Ending the Silence young adult and lead presenters
  • Family-to-Family teachers
  • Office volunteers

If you can help, please contact Lynn Shull (volunteer@namicos.org or 719-473-8477). Or complete the online volunteer interest form.

 

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