CLASSES & COMMUNITY EVENTS

NAMI Classes & Events

Educational classes, support groups, and programs for people living with a mental health condition, and their families, all of which are hosted by trained NAMI Coastal volunteers.  Because of our current online format, we have included programs being offered by NAMI Virginia and other state affiliates. 

 

Free and open to all!  If there are age or registration requirements, they will be listed in the descriptions or on corresponding links. For more information, contact us at 757-499-2041

Community Classes & Events

Events, classes, and more offered by our community partners - including social groups, support groups, and educational courses.  
 
Most classes/events are free, however, if there is a registration required or cost included, it will be listed in the description

NAMI Classes & Events

 

10/18-

12/13

Family-to-Family Education Class (Sundays)

A free series of 8 weekly classes online via Zoom structured to help family members, partners and significant others understand and support individuals living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Sundays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 18th – December 13th, 2020

No class on November 29th.

There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required as space is limited. To register contact Lauren (757) 618-9218 or Joyce (757) 418-2022

For more information email contact@namicoastalvirginia.org or call the NAMI office at (757) 499-2041

December

1,3,5

Children's Challenging Behaviors

A FREE class for parents of children with mental health needs (ages 16 and under ) developed by NAMI Virginia as part of the Virginia Family Network

Three 2-hour classes online via Zoom; Dec 1st & 3rd 7-9 pm and Dec 5th 1-3 pm.

 

Taught by trained parents with first-hand experience, you will learn typical vs. challenging behaviors and how to respond, available community

resources, educational supports,

Class is FREE but registration is required.

 

For more information:

Call Susannah at 757-214-2227 tsuroskie@gmail.com

Click Here to register, Click Here for informational flyer

12/4

6 p.m.

NAMI Walks Awards

We hope you can join us on Friday, December 4th at 6pm for the annual Walk Awards ceremony. NAMI Virginia will be honoring top individual fundraisers, top fundraising teams, and all of our hard-working Affiliate offices. The awards will be hosted virtually this year on Zoom. For more information (and a link to the Zoom meeting) you can visit  https://namivirginia.org/events/2020-walk-awards/ or RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/979422379224191 

1/6-

2/24

Family-to-Family Education Class (Wednesdays)

A free series of 8 weekly classes online via Zoom structured to help family members, partners and significant others understand and support individuals living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. January 6th – February 24th, 2021

There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required as space is limited. To register contact To register call Diane (757) 353-1184

or John (757) 286-7051. For more information email contact@namicoastalvirginia.org or call the NAMI office at (757) 499-2041

2/2-

3/23

Family-to-Family Education Class (Tuesdays)

A free series of 8 weekly classes online via Zoom structured to help family members, partners and significant others understand and support individuals living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. February 2nd – March 23rd, 2021

There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required as space is limited. To register contact To register contact Bruce (757) 639-9400

or Kay (757) 285-8362. For more information email contact@namicoastalvirginia.org or call the NAMI office at (757) 499-2041

1st & 3rd

Wednesdays

Online Support Group for Parents of Children Under 18

Every first and third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. online via Zoom

 

A 90-minute online group led by parents of children under 17 living with mental health challenges and provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

For the link, click here: https://tinyurl.com/yxjhlrvt

Saturdays

11am-1pm

Online Llama Social Club

Bring a game to play, a craft to do or share, grab a snack and chat. No specific activities planned - this time is yours!

Art Wellness

Gather together and bring an art project you would like to work on.  We can show each other what we are doing and trade tips during a two hour class.

​1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

Click to join

Games

Join your friends and play virtual games like Trivia, Charades, and more - or just come to hangout. Breakout rooms available for the noisier games.

​2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Click to join

Ongoing

Online Support Groups

Click Here for full schedule!

 

We have moved our support groups online!  All of our support groups are free, peer-led, open to anyone who may want to join, and confidential. Connect and engage with others who have "been there." We have several weekly offerings including Connections Support, Connections Support for those under 30, and Family Support. 

Please plan to connect to the meeting at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to address any technical difficulties. In an effort to keep groups productive and effective for all participants, we may experience a need to divide the group in to separate meetings or recommend attendance during a different time slot. We appreciate your patience as we grow and learn together with our ultimate goal in sight - providing you with support and resources to promote wellness and recovery!

 

We ask that you review our group guidelines and principles of support - feel free to download and keep a copy for yourself to refer back to as necessary

1st & 3rd

Mondays

Family Support Group - NAMI VA Lynchburg Initiative

First and Third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. online via Zoom

 

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

E-mail namilynchburg@gmail.com for more info and for the link.

Community Classes & Events

 

December

2nd, 2020

Virtual REVIVE! Training with VB and Chesapeake CSBs

REVIVE! is Virginia’s Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (ONE) program, helping people learn how to recognize and respond to overdose.

(Once you register in Eventbrite, a few days before the class starts, you will receive a satisfaction survey and a zoom link to enter the class)

 

Are you:

Currently using opioids such as heroin or prescription pain medications?

  • Abstinent from opioid use, but have used in the past?

  • A friend or family member of someone who currently uses opioids?

  • Working in a setting where opioid overdoses occur?

  • Interested in learning how to save lives?

If so, then consider attending an online Rapid REVIVE! Training

Objectives of the Rapid REVIVE! online training include:

  • How opioid overdoses happen and how naloxone works

  • How to recognize overdoses

  • Risk factors for overdoses and myths about overdose reversal

  • How to administer naloxone

December

1,3,5

Free Virtual NYC Mental Health Film Festival

Our 16th annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival (MHFF) will be our first ever online festival! We’re so excited to bring you a three-day, FREE virtual event, featuring great films, Q&As with filmmakers, and a few surprises. Check out this year’s line-up of films, and consider reserving your tickets for one or all of the MHFF screenings today!

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 1: 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3: 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Noon-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5: 6-8 p.m.

December

9th, 2020

Vaping: Tobacco, Marijuana and Alcohol Training

Define vaping tobacco, vaping marijuana and vaping alcohol

Define e-cigarettes and learn why teens are attracted to them

Explore state data on the use of e-cigarettes

Gain information about the health risks and trends in use for teens and adults

Learn about the dangers of using vaping products

Define smoking alcohol and explore some of the dangers

Ongoing

The VB Strong Center - Free Programming

Maybe you love counting down to the weekend or maybe you could use a mid week- PERK! Either way, the team at the VB Strong Center is constantly looking for programs and opportunities to keep you moving! Healthy eating, Resiliency, Yoga, Emotional Wellness... are all just a click away!

 

Register Now!

And bring a friend! Learning and reflecting is always better with people we know.