NAMI Peer-to-Peer Leader Training

Want to volunteer with NAMI as a Peer-to-Peer leader?

Peer-to-Peer is an 8-week educational program that follows a model similar to our signature Family-to-Family program, in which peers who have lived experience with mental illness educate fellow peers on navigating mental health systems and finding recovery; including: self care, partnering with healthcare providers, cultivating communication and decision-making skills, advocacy, treatment options, and more.

NAMI Hawaii will be running a Peer-to-Peer state training on the weekend of July 27-28th, in which we are aiming to train a new set of Peer-to-Peer leaders to improve the reach and frequency of this program state-wide. Through this training you will learn and gain experience for everything you need to know to be a capable NAMI program leader.

If you or someone you know has / had a lived experience with a mental health condition (from depression/anxiety to SMIs), and you would like to give back to the NAMI community, please apply to join us for this training! We are looking for both in-person and online programs, so you can offer your experience in a way that works for you!

Click Here to Apply!

Maui Support Groups

Looking for in-person support on Maui? We have a monthly Lahaina Maui Strong Support Group at Maui CCBHC, meeting on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM. If you are someone affected by the Maui wildfires, you are welcome to join us to find support and recovery among people who also have lived experiences. Contact [email protected] for more info.

We are also starting a new Connection / Peer support group on Tuesday evenings in July. More info will come out when available

find your island's affiliate:

Maui, Lanai & Molokai

[email protected]
Maui Strong support group meets monthly in Lahaina, click here

NAMI Hawaii provides free support, education, information and resources.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health condition, please contact us at [email protected] or give us a call at 808-591-1297.

Upcoming Events

May 25 – July 13
Family-to-Family (Saturdays)

June 22 – 23
Family Support Group Facilitator Training

Jul 27 – 28
Peer to Peer Training

Sept 14 – Nov 9
Family-to-Family (Saturdays)

Sept 21 – 22
Family-to-Family Training

Oct 12th
NAMIWalks Hawaii
NAMIWalks Big Island
NAMIWalks Kauai
NAMIWalks Maui

Nov 30 – Dec 7
Family & Friends

Dec 14
Family & Friends

Events require registration
, and more program dates TBA. Please contact us for more info, or to join our email list to stay up to date. ( [email protected] )

Welcome to NAMI Hawaii. We Invite YOU to be a Part of Our Community.

We are NAMI Hawaii the state organization of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans living with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. With organizations and affiliates in every state, NAMI effectively provides advocacy, research, support, and education about mental illness.

Established in 1991, NAMI Hawaii State is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses. Through support, education, advocacy, and awareness we improve the lives of people in Hawaii who live with mental illness. We serve our community by empowering these people to confront the profound injustices brought on by the difficulties they are forced to endure. Along with our supporters and volunteers we work to chart a course to meaningful change in Hawaii and a path to recovery.

NAMI Signature Programs and Support Groups


Visit our Programs & Services page, or contact: [email protected] for more information

NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness. At NAMI Hawaii, you’ll meet families who have struggled with the mental illness of their loved ones or people living in recovery from mental illness.  We come together, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share our struggles, promote hope and build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.  NAMI Hawaii is committed to offering community-focused education, advocacy, and support programs for family caregivers and individuals living in recovery.

We believe treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, and you are not alone! Join us and see.