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For Affiliate Program Coordinators

The cornerstone of the NAMI organization is its signature support groups, classes, and presentations that reduce the stigma around mental illness and help individuals and families facing mental health challenges. It is NAMI Florida’s goal to empower its statewide affiliates to build capacity for more of these programs to flourish locally.

The NAMI Florida Education Committee reviews and approves all NAMI State Trainer Signature Programs.

Approval Process for Sponsoring Affiliates:

  • Affiliates interested in sponsoring a training should first review NAMI’s 2019 Signature Program Operating Polices to ensure training compliance for their programs, trainers, teachers, facilitators and presenters.  Please note on page 12 that, “All trainings must be reported to NAMI through the online data reporting system [by the state office] six weeks prior to the training.”
  • If your affiliate is interested in sponsoring a signature program, please connect to the linked application form below. If approved the host affiliate will get up to 4 training slots and an additional slot if they provide an experienced online platform “producer”.
  • Your submission will automatically be forwarded to the members of the Education Committee.  You will be notified by the NAMI Florida Program Director of the approval decision.
  • Trainers who have completed the national training course and have maintained membership with NAMI National will be selected by the NAMI Florida Program Director.

The following affiliate sponsored trainings have been approved for 2020
We will add to this list of trainings available to outside affiliates as they are approved. Affiliates must submit program leader applications to  Family to Family, Peer to Peer and In Our Own Voice are blended training programs and require applicants to complete the self-paced Bridge training at least 7 days before the training course begins. Affiliates are responsible for recommending the program leaders in the NAMI Education Portal.

Date Signature Program Affiliate Contact Outside Affiliate Fee
Sep 25-27 NAMI Family Support Group NAMI Florida Cindy Foster

Oct 2-4 NAMI Family to Family NAMI Florida Cindy Foster


Education Information

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency –Crisis Guide—provides important, potentially life-saving information for people affected by mental illness.  Available for download at

Five infographic/fact sheets designed to be printed as one pagers for resource tables, health fairs, community presentations, etc. Available for download at

Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers – Available for download at


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