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NAMI Signature Programs and Presentations

Support Groups

All Pathways Recovery Support Group

All Pathways of Recovery Support Group is a stigma and judgment free peer support group for individuals at any stage of their substance use disorder or a dual diagnosis. We acknowledge that each person’s journey to recovery is unique, includes those with experience with substance use disorder, struggling with substances or sober-curious. Join us even when things are going well and share your hope with others.

Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups is a confidential support group for adults living with mental health challenges. Connect with others, share experiences, and learn coping tools. Led by trained facilitators, the 90-minute sessions empower you to manage your mental health journey and build a supportive community.

Family Support Group

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches. Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. 

Families Anonymous

Struggling to cope with the impact of addiction on your family? Families Anonymous provides a confidential support group where you can connect with others, learn coping mechanisms, and find hope for healing.

Healing Hearts: Suicide Bereavement Group

Have you lost someone to suicide? You're not alone. Our NAMI-facilitated support group offers a safe space to connect with others who understand and heal together.

Men’s Brain Health Support Group

NAMI Dubuque's Men's Brain Health Group provides a supportive space for men to discuss mental health challenges, share experiences, and build coping skills.

Never Alone: Eating Disorder Support

On a journey to a healthier relationship with food? NAMI Dubuque's virtual support group, led by experienced facilitator Jami, provides a safe space to share experiences and find encouragement on your journey to recovery.
Questions? jami@namidubuque.org

Veterans Support Group

The NAMI Dubuque Veterans Support Group is a free, peer-led support group connecting Veterans in the Dubuque and surrounding areas. This group is designed for Veterans with lived experience to enhance community, fellowship, connection, and support.
*This group is made possible by the Nick Bower memorial fund. 
Led by Army Veteran, David Lange and hosted at our main campus program center. Questions? david@namidubuque.org

Women’s Support Group (ages 21+)

Our Women's Support Group offers a safe space for women 21+ to explore shared experiences in wellness, family, and mental health. Connect with others, build coping skills, and find support on your journey.

Classes

Art at the Center

Express yourself! Use art as a tool to connect with your emotions and explore the world around you. We'll delve into how nature inspires creativity and practice mindfulness through artistic expression. Open to all skill levels, this program is a fun and engaging way to find your artistic voice!

Family & Friends Class

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

Family to Family (8 weeks)

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA, it facilitates a better understanding of mental health conditions, increases coping skills and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members.

Mindfulness

This offering introduces Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills like meditation and mindful coping techniques. Learn practical tools like guided meditation, mindful walking, and healthy strategies to manage stress and improve your mental well-being. This class is available for all ability levels and is perfect for anyone seeking focused mental health solutions and a calmer approach to everyday challenges.

NAMI Basics
1:1 Course (6 hours)

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family members who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Dubuque also offers life skill development for children in this program.

Peer to Peer (8 weeks)

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment. 

WHAM (8 weeks)

Whole Health Action Management, is a peer-led self-management program for individuals interested in working on their physical health, mental health and/or substance use challenges. WHAM helps individuals work toward person-centered goals and offers peer support, materials, tools and on-going technical assistance from peer professionals.

WRAP (12 weeks)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan, is a simple and powerful process for creating the life you want, identify the tools that keep you well and create an action plan to put those tools into practice. WRAP helps you gain freedom from troubling patterns of behavior, feel empowered through decision making and build a strong support network to help you reach your goals. The five key concepts of WRAP are hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support.

Presentations

Ending The Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth. Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is an interfaith resource network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to encourage faith communities who are welcoming and supportive of persons and families living with mental illness.

In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery. 

"Lunch and Learn" Events

Join NAMI Dubuque's story sharing Lunch & Learn’s to learn about who we are and our services to the community. Our 1 hour informational session discusses resources and support from our peer perspective. Enjoy a lunch while learning how NAMI Dubuque can be your partner in navigating brain health. Lunch & Learn’s are available within our service area upon request.

NAMI 101

NAMI Dubuque's free NAMI 101 presentation offers an informative overview of NAMI, resources, and support options available in your community. Learn about NAMI Dubuque through our lens of lived and shared experiences.

Peer Support Wellness Hours

NAMI Dubuque offers open wellness hours with peer support, scheduled activities, and one-on-one appointments. Through our person-centered approach, we focus on brain health education and personalized support to empower your mental health journey. Drop in anytime during our open hours, however if you are interested in a private appointment, we encourage you to set up an appointment.

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