NAMI Santa Clara County offers support groups for people affected by mental illness, led by trained peers with lived experience.  We also provide information on related support groups offered by other community organizations. NAMI Support groups are peer-led and aim to empower participants by sharing their experiences and gain support from other support group members. You will find the list of all support groups on pages 2 & 3 of our Current Resource Guide

*  Please Note: Observers (e.g., media, researchers, students) are NOT PERMITTED to attend or audit any NAMI SCC class or support group as the information shared in the group are confidential.


NAMI CONNECTION is a free, peer-led support group for any adult living with the symptoms of a mental health condition. The meetings are led by nationally trained facilitators who are also living with a mental illness. This group is for individuals 18 years and older who are living with a mental health condition.

We get together to:

  • To socialize with each other.
  • Wrestle with our most pressing, current needs.
  • Provide each other with the understanding and empathy.
  • Share similarities of our experiences.
  • Exchange ideas, resources and information.
  • We are here for each other during the bad times.
  • And we celebrate the good times!

Note: Due to participant limit for our groups, we recommend you join 15 min ahead of the meeting to make sure you are able to join the meeting.

English NAMI-SCC Connection Support group: 

This group meets every week on the following days:

  • Sundays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm [ The Sunday support group meets in person and online (Hybrid meeting). To join in person come to our office at 1150 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 24, San Jose CA 95128We meet in the NAMI-SCC Education Room (Door right of suite 24)Please arrive 15 min early for in-person as the seats are limited. You can still join the meeting via zoom]
  • Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm [online only]
  • Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm [online only]

To join using a camera, click HERE

To join using a camera, click here

To join without a camera call 1-669-900-6833, Zoom meeting number 306 350 970.

No pre-registration is required. No personal information will be collected.

NAMI Connection Support Group Led by and for People of Color:

  • Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Pacific Standard Time on Zoom.
  • This group is facilitated by Peers who identify as Persons of Color.

Register here for People of Color Peer Support Group (English)

Click on the button to register. Zoom link will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

NAMI Conexión, Grupo de apoyo en Español

  • Se reúne el segundo y cuarto miércoles del mes de 7 a 8:30 hora del pacífico en zoom.
  • Nuestros grupos de apoyo gratuitos y confidenciales ofrecen respeto, comprensión, ánimo y esperanza para compañeros de 18 años en adelante con sintomas de enfermedades mentales.
  • Estos grupos son facilitados por compañeros (as) de habla hispana.

Registro de NAMI Conexión, groupo de Apoyo en Español

Haga clic en “Registrarse. El enlace de Zoom se le enviará por correo electrónico inmediatamente después del registro.

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