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NAMI Fox Valley
NAMI Fox Valley Office
211 E. Franklin St.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 954-1550 phone
(920) 954-0490 fax email web
Beth A. Clay, MA, Executive Director
Office hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. All NAMI Fox Valley programs are held at 211 E. Franklin St. unless otherwise noted.
Support Groups:

Family Sharing: First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Faith Based Family Sharing: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., @ First Congregational Church, 724 E. South River St., Appleton.

Teen Support Groups, ages 13- 18:
--Mondays, 6 p.m. @ CHAPS, 2416 Crooks Ave., Kaukauna
--Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. @ Harmony Café, 233 E. College Ave., Appleton
--Thursdays, 6 p.m. @ Catalpa Health, 444 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton

New Hope Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with a mental illness) First & third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Mens New Hope Support Group: Second Monday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Claire Koepke Outreach Center, 322 N. Appleton St., Appleton.

Mood Disorders Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with a mood disorder) First Wednesday of the month at 12 noon.

Anxiety Disorders Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with an anxiety disorder) Third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon.

Coffee Clutch: (Anyone over 18 living with a mental illness) Saturdays 3:30 pm @ Atlas Coffee Mill, 425 Water St., Appleton.

Education Programs:

Family-to-Family: Taught by family members, this class is for family members of adults living with mental illness. Classes held in Appleton and Calumet County. Upcoming fall 2014 classes:
Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Sept. 2 - Nov. 18 @ FVTC, 1200 E. Chestnut, Chilton. Mondays & Thursdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 - Nov. 13 @ NAMI Fox Valley.
For more information or to register, call (920) 954-1550

Peer-to-Peer: This 10-week education course focuses on mental health recovery and is for adults living with mental illness. Upcoming session: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Sept. 9 - Nov. 18, 2014.
Contact Paula at 920-954-1550 or for more information or to register.

Recovery, Education and Advocacy Program (REAP): Participants utilize the information gained in Peer-to-Peer to create a recovery plan that goes beyond relapse prevention. Contact Paula at 920-954-1550 or for more information or to register.

Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents (MICA): MICA offers 32 hours of education on mental illness in children. Topics include brain biology, working with schools, becoming an advocate and developing healthy coping skills. The course is taught by professionals in the field and is facilitated by parent-peer volunteers. Educators who complete the course are eligible to apply for graduate credit (fees apply). Fall 2014 course: Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 & 22 at Catalpa Health, 444 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton.

Public Education Programs:

Ending the Silence: This outreach program is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students learn about the basic signs and symptoms of mental illness in teens, ways to seek help for themselves or a friend, and recovery and coping strategies. The presentation is led by a team of trained presenters including a young adult living in recovery from mental illness. Contact Tracy at or (920) 954-1550 to schedule a presentation.

In Our Own Voice: This recovery-education program is presented by two adults living with mental illness who share their personal stories. These presentations are a practical tool to educate and increase awareness about the true nature of mental illness while also breaking down stigma. Powerful and hopeful, this sharing of recovery stories is appropriate for all audiences from the classroom to the boardroom. Contact John at or (920) 954-1550 to schedule a presentation

The NAMI Fox Valley 101s:
--NAMI Fox Valley 101 offers an overview of the work we do to provide essential education, support, outreach and advocacy programs in the community.
--Recovery 101: Utilizing the recovery definition, dimensions and principles established by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), this workshop provides information on the fundamentals of recovery and how NAMI Fox Valley puts them into practice in our programs and services.
--Mental Illness 101: What is mental illness? What is mental health? This informative, 50-minute presentation provides an overview of mental illness and its impact; treatment and recovery; the adverse effects of stigma; the importance of advocacy; and NAMI Fox Valleys role in the community to educate, support and empower those affected by mental illness.

Professional Training
Is your business or organization looking for education on mental illness? NAMI Fox Valley offers tailored presentations and trainings, including signs, symptoms and an overview of the major mental illnesses, how to support individuals living with mental illness, and other topics.

We also offer training on crisis intervention that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to de-escalate crisis situations; presentations on understanding mental illness in special populations (children, older adults, etc.); as well as more in-depth training on a variety of topics related to mental illness.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Tracy at or (920) 954-1550.