Family-to-Family Education & Support Groups

Programs and Services

NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.  
Through NAMI Hawai'i, you’ll meet other  family members who have struggled with the mental illness of their loved ones. We come together, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share each other's pain, promote hope and build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves. We in Hawaii are committed to offering community-focused education, support, and advocacy programs for  family caregivers within our community at large.

NAMI Signature Programs

For Families & Caregivers

Family members can participate in NAMI Signature Programs that are designed to help them gain a greater understanding of mental illness, develop empathy, and be more effective in helping their loved ones affected by mental illness.

Family-to-Family (F2F) Education

(Listed by Island, starting from the north       and Community)

A free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively, feel empowered to advocate for their loved ones. Our programs are taught by trained family members who have experienced living with  a loved one with a mental illness.

classes swill e starting on Monday, 17th March, 2014

For more information about  
Family to Family classes:
Call Kathy @ 808.635.3239


HONOLULU - NAMI Hawaii Office

Next class starts June 2014!
Date: TBD
 Time: TBD
Location: NAMI Hawaii Office 
770 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 613
Limited Class Size

Contact: 808.591.1297 


        Contact: Bob&Harriet Collopy 
(808) 572.3757 

 Dates: March 1,8,15,22,29 April 5, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Church Rectory 
Meeting Room
43 Kapiolani Street
                        Class size limited.
Contact: Carolyn Oki at (808) 935.3518
 or Carol Denis (808) 935.0615


Dates: 2nd Saturday for six months:
12th April, 10 May,14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September 2014
Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
Social Hall
For registration please contact:
 Lesley Patton (808) 889.5002 

NAMI On Campus

Living Recovery is a peer- and student-led mental health awareness and education program  currently being offered at Remington College in Honolulu.

      Contact: Ann Emura (808) 591-1297
      Location: Remington College
      Date: call NAMI Hawai'i office for schedule

Interested in seeing Living Recovery offered at your campus?
Contact us at  (808) 591-1297 or



For Providers

Provider Education

Education for care providers and agency staff on the impact of mental illness on family caregivers.

Facilitated by consumers, professionals, and family members.

Designed to promote understanding, insight, and supportive relationships.

Contact NAMI Hawai'i @ 591-1297 or


Other NAMI Programs

The following NAMI programs are not currently offered in Hawaii. If you are interested in seeing any of these programs in Hawai'i, please contact us.

    * NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
       90-minute weekly support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons with any diagnosis who also live with mental illness.
    * Peer-to-Peer
       Free course for consumers containing individual relapse prevention planning, a debriefing/storytelling week, and an advance directive for psychiatric care.
    * In Our Own Voice
       One-and-a-half hour interactive, multimedia presentation by consumers that offers hope and provides insight into the recovery now possible for people with mental illness.
    * Hearts & Minds
       Multimedia program about healthy, accessible, and affordable lifestyle changes designed to reduce cardiac risk among people with mental illness.
    * NAMI Basics
       NAMI Signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Family Support Groups (FSG) 

(Listed by Island, starting from the north          and Community)

NAMI Signature Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom.  Family member can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.


  4th Wednesday of every month

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Michael's and All Angel Church, 
Conference Room
For information:
Call Kathy @ 808.635.3239



Date: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 
1716 Komo Mai Drive Contact: Phil Enomoto 808.620.1336 

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 2790 Kahaloa Drive, Bldg #9 
    Contact: Mike & Margie Durant 
(808) 591.1297  

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Calvary Chapel at Wahiawa Office
      Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620.1336 
or June Jones (808) 561.5830

Date: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30am to 12noon
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
 Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620.1336 
Date:  4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm 
 Location: Castle Medical Center            Wellness Center


Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 5:00 pm  Potluck
Meeting starts at 6:00 pm
Location: 2741 Leolani Place 
Contact: Harriet Collopy (808) 572.3757 


Date: Last Friday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 688 Kinoole Street #15A 
Contact: Carolyn Oki (808) 935.3518 
or Carol Denis (808) 935.0615 Email:


Contact: Lesley Patton (808) 889-5002 
Location: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD


Date: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Kona Paradise Clubhouse, across Seaview Circle/Old 7-11 Store 
 Contact: Dana Lewis (808) 896.7203

Women's Support

HONOLULU – Women on Wellness 
(W.O.W. – Women Only)
Date: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 
Location: Moiliili Community Center, Room 102 at 2535 S. King Street
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297


A voice on mental illness, NAMI Hawai'i advocates for improved access to services and social supports, early intervention and science-based practices that promote recovery, and build skills and resilience.

We work with our leaders, the media, and our communities to dispel myths, stereotypes and prejudice. Together, we fight stigma and  
discrimination and build awareness that mental illness is an illness like any other.
Resources available through our Honolulu office include:

    * Information and Referrals
    * Call-in Line
    * Website
    * Printed materials
    * Consumer representation
    * One-on-one support
  * Volunteer opportunities