NAMI Gather Knitting Group every Monday at 9:30 am. Photo of a woman holding up a knitting needle with knitted panel.
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 info@namicentraloregon.org. (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 recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.


NAMI Oregon Support Groups


Program Leader Training
- July 20 & 21: Family Support Group Facilitator Training 
- August 24 & 25: Family-to-Family Teacher Training
- September 14: In Our Own Voice Presenter Training
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.

Upcoming Program Leader Training

Please Note:

  • Space is limited, and these trainings tend to fill up, so apply soon.
  • The training and training materials are free.
  • If interested, please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org. 

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 experiences with mental illness during law enforcement training, such as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. 

Are You a Trained NAMI Leader?

Are you already trained to lead a NAMI signature program and want to return to volunteering in person? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

COCC Public Health Practicum
Paid Practicum
Position: COCC Public Health & NAMI Ending the Silence

Community Collaboration between COCC & NAMI Central Oregon

Central Oregon Community College and NAMI Central Oregon logos
NAMI Ending the Silence
END THE SILENCE
Bring Mental Health Education to the Classroom

RESUME
Gain experience in
- Public health outreach
- NAMI Ending the Silence mental health education presentation
- Event planning and coordination

SALARY
- Stipend is $500+ based on project completion
- Earn one free public health practicum credit

REQUIREMENTS
- NAMI Ending the Silence presentation training based on personal schedule
- Weekly Zoom meetings with practicum preceptors
- Personal lived mental health experience preferred by not required

Gain valuable work experience and make connections in the community.
Fall, Winter, & Spring Openings
INTERVIEWS START JUNE 2024
Contact NAMI Central Oregon at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org
Apply: https://forms.gle/XsUtN2FqMafSmtYB6
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 recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

Get Ending the Silence

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


COCC Public Health Practicum

Position: COCC Public Health & NAMI Ending the Silence

Community collaboration between Central Oregon Community College and NAMI Central Oregon.

Bring Mental Health Education to the Classroom!

RESUME
Gain experience in
  • Public health outreach
  • NAMI Ending the Silence mental health education presentation
  • Event planning and coordination
SALARY
  • Stipend is $500+ based on project completion
  • Earn one free public health practicum credit
REQUIREMENTS
  • NAMI Ending the Silence presentation training based on personal schedule
  • Weekly Zoom meetings with practicum preceptors
  • Personal lived mental health experience preferred by not required

Gain valuable work experience and make connections in the community.

Fall, Winter, & Spring Openings

INTERVIEWS START JUNE 2024

Contact NAMI Central Oregon at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org

Apply: forms.gle/XsUtN2FqMafSmtYB6

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.