NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends, and family members transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.  NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops/modules that develop the following skills:

  • Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

The class empowers the individual seeking advocacy for mental health related issues, to build their skill and confidence in this step-by-step program.


Registration for NAMI Smarts course is now open

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

Class Platform: Hybrid- In person and VIRTUAL via Zoom
Class Dates & Times: 

Session 1 (All):  Monday, Oct 24  10am-4pm.  Must attend to receive four (4) CEU’s in advocacy learning domain.

Additional training modules that are optional to attend as further enhancements to Monday’s training:  

 Session 4-5:  Tuesday, Oct 25, 10am-12pm

Session review:  Wednesday, Oct 26,  10am-12pm


Register today!

Questions or for more information contact Jessica Kushner, Senior Program Manager or call 727-826-0807