NAMI Indiana is offering a one-week training course for young adults who want to provide peer support to other youth and young adults. Trainees will learn skills to professionally support someone who is living with mental health challenges or substance use disorder.

Interested? You must be:
  • Between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Someone living with a mental health condition, mental illness, and/or substance use disorder
  • At least a year into your recovery
  • An Indiana resident
Topics Include
  • Adult Mental Illness
  • Suicide Prevention including QPR Certification
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Transition Services
    • Goals
    • Needs
    • Resources
  • Additional exercises and practice for skills enhancement (i.e., role play)
  • And more...
How do I receive the certification?
  • Complete & submit an application
  • Complete the screening process with NAMI Indiana
  • Complete the 40-hour training course
  • Complete an assessment of what you've learned
  • Complete an evaluation of the course

Our next training date is scheduled for March 25-29, 2019--We are offering $500 stipends to four applicants contingent on trainees' successful completion of the final exam and completing all requirements for State Certification within 60 days of the final training date. Space is limited. If you're traveling from outside of the Indianapolis area, please contact Joana Goff to discuss the travel accommodations that are available. 

To apply, download the printable application below (directions to submit included) or click here to apply online.
Questions? To learn more, email Joana Goff at or call 1-800-677-6442.

If you are unable to attend these training dates, please contact us for future training opportunities. 

Joana Goff,
Jan 4, 2019, 10:34 AM
Joana Goff,
Jan 4, 2019, 10:27 AM
Erin Tock,
Mar 31, 2017, 9:07 AM