NAMI on Campus Clubs are peer-led, mental health awareness clubs on high school and college campuses. Student members raise awareness on their campuses about mental health, reduce stigma, and become advocates. NAMI on Campus Clubs are not support groups or therapy groups. Clubs are open to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of their own experiences with mental health or illness.
NAMI on Campus is an exciting extension of NAMI’s mission to reach the campus community. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services, and advocating for more support.
These clubs are open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend, or have a general interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus clubs aim to address the mental health needs of all students so they have positive, successful and fun college experiences.
Many NAMI on Campus clubs often collaborate with their NAMI state organization and local NAMI affiliate to bring NAMI programs to college campuses, including In Our Own Voice, Peer-to-Peer, and NAMIWalks.
NAMI On Campus High School (NCHS) Clubs are student-led clubs that raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma on campus through peer led activities and education. Student Leaders will be empowered with toolkits, materials, templates and resources to make running the club a fun and educational process. The Club is open to all students – those with mental health conditions, those with family members with a condition, or students who are interested in the field or in advocacy. It is not a support or therapy group.
Club leaders and members become advocates within their school and local community, and work towards creating a more positive and mental health-supportive school environment.