NAMI Gather Knitting Club

NAMI Gather Knitting Club

Join us for NAMI Gather Knitting Club every Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Cafe (Starbucks / fireplace area). Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, come knit (or crochet, embroider, etc.) with us, meet new friends, and expand your mental health support circle.

  • What: NAMI Gather Knitting Club
  • When: Every Monday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Barnes & Noble Café, The Forum, 2690 NE Hwy 20, Bend, OR 97701

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NAMI Gather @ Family Kitchen

NAMI Gather will continue to volunteer quarterly at Family Kitchen!

1st & 3rd Tuesdays Walking Group – On Pause

NAMI Gather 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month walking group is taking a break.

Everyone is Welcome!

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Support Groups

In-Person Support Groups Rolling Out!

NAMI Central Oregon has started a Connection Peer Support Group in Bend and will soon start one in Redmond.

Connection Peer Support Group: In-Person

  • 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month at 3 PM
  • Open to adults 18 and older who live with a mental health condition
  • The Taylor Center, 358 NE Marshall Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Connection Peer Support Group – Online via Zoom

  • Mondays, 7-9 PM via Zoom
  • Open to adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental health conditions
  • To register for Connection Peer Support Group, email (Requests are screened to ensure those joining are individuals living with mental illness to maintain the privacy and integrity of the online meeting.)

NAMI Central Oregon’s Family Support Groups are currently meeting online via Zoom.

Family Support Groups – Online via Zoom

  • 3rd Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM
  • Last Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 PM
  • We will let you know when in-person family support groups start meeting again.

Recruiting In-Person Support Group Facilitators

We are recruiting in-person support group facilitators. Interested in facilitating an in-person support group? Contact

NAMI Oregon Support Groups

Become a NAMI Program Leader!

Help Us Bring In-Person NAMI Programs Back to Central Oregon

NAMI Central Oregon is looking for facilitators and leaders to offer in-person NAMI signature programs to Central Oregon.

Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement (SYSLE)

NAMI’s Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement (SYSLE) training prepares individuals and family members to share their stories of lived experience with mental illness during law enforcement trainings, such as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. 

Support Group Facilitator or Educational Program Leader

Are you interested in becoming a support group facilitator or educational program leader? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at to be added to our list of interested future program leaders.

Are You a Trained NAMI Leader?

Are you already trained to lead a NAMI signature program and want to get back to volunteering in person? We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at

Youth Mental Health

NAMI Central Oregon Youth Resources 

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Back to School Resources

NAMI Youth and Young Adult Resources

NAMI Basics

  • NAMI Basics is an education class for parents and caregivers concerned about their children’s mental health.

NAMI is committed to supporting kids and those who care for them at home and school. We hope these resources help you.

Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps middle and high-school-aged youth learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms.

Young Adult Presenters

Are you 18-35 and living successfully with a mental health condition? If so, you’d make a perfect Ending the Silence Young Adult presenter.

To become an Ending the Silence presenter, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

Get Ending the Silence

To get NAMI Ending the Silence into your school, email us at or request a presentation at ETS.NAMI.ORG.