Alameda County Mental Health Support Groups

          Indicates NAMI Signature Groups                          

All support groups listed are drop-in and are provided at NO cost to participants. They provide opportunities to ask questions, share experiences and support one another as we struggle with mental health issues of our loved ones and of ourselves.   Information shared at these groups is kept confidential by all participants. All groups are for adults only.

Note:  meeting dates, times, and places are subject to change; please call before attending your first meeting.

 Families, Loved-ones, and Caregivers

Albany – Berkeley

         NAMI East Bay -  Support Group for Families of Adults with mental illness – Albany - 2nd Wednesday, 7pm. Albany United Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Ave. Entrance upstairs. Call 510-524-1250.

          NAMI East Bay - Support Group for Families of Youth and Young Adults with mental illness – Albany - 3rd Tuesday, 7pm., Albany United Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Ave, Albany. Call 510-524-1250.

 Berkeley Mental Health Family Support Group – Berkeley - 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 1901 Hearts Ave Berkeley CA (North Berkeley Senior Center). Parents, spouses and partners. Call Marcela Sabin 510-981-7610. msabin@cityofberkeley.info , Berkeley Mental Health- www.cityofberkeley.info    

Oakland

          African American Family Support GroupOakland - 4th Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm.954 60th St. Suite 10, Oakland, 510-835-5010, for more info. A Mental Health Association of Alameda County program. www.mhaac.org.  No meeting in December. 

         Chinese-Language Family Support for Healthy Minds – Oakland -  For Mandarin & Cantonese speaking families meet the 1st Saturday each month from 10am-12pm at the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Building 523-8th St. Oakland.  Call 510-489-3460 Mandarin or 510-362-1456 Cantonese for more info.

美亞心理健康家庭互助會健康講座(適用與廣東話和普通話家庭) 每月第一個星期六上午10點到12點,地點:屋崙角聲社區福音中心523-8th St. Oakland 請致電510-489-3460普通話或510-362-1456廣東話了解更多信息。

         NAMI Alameda County Chinese –互助小組 聚會 日期: 每月第一個周三 時間:上 午 10:00-11:30am 地點 : 440 Grand Ave. Suite 360, Oakland, CA 94610  電郵:info@namichinese.org  或致電: 510-362-1456 聯絡人:Ms. Elaine Peng,

彭一玲女士, 了解更多活動詳情請訪問中文網站 www.namichinese.org  

Family & Caregiver Support Group – Oakland - 3rd Tuesday, 6:pm-8:30pm, Bay Area Community Services (BACS), 629 Oakland Ave, Oakland. For more information, contact: *FERC main office (510) 746-1700, or email josefine@mhaac.org

Family Members of Young Adults (under age 30) Who Experience Psychosis – Oakland - 4th Tuesday, 6pm-7:30pm, Bay Area Community Services (BACS), 629 Oakland Ave, Oakland. For RSVP and questions call Stella Allison 510-590-0570, coordinator of Peer and Family Support Services (PREP) Alameda. www.askprep.org

San Leandro

          Grupo de apoyo para familias y cuidadores: Tercer miércoles del mes, 6pm – 7:30pm, Tomara lugar en el Centro de Recursos y Educación Familiar (FERC), 525 Escudillo Ave, Suite J, San Leandro. Para mas información, por favor contacte la oficina de FERC al 510-746-1700, la linea FERC Warm-line (888) 896-3372 o por correo electrónico a jennifer@mhaac.org 

         Spanish Language Family & Caregiver Support Group: - 3rd Wednesday, 6pm- 7:30pm, meets at FERC office, 525 Estudillo Ave, Suite J, San Leandro. For more information, please contact the * FERC main office (510) 746-1700, the FERC Warm-line (888) 896-3372 or email co-facilitator at jennifer@mhaac.org 

Hayward 

          NAMI Alameda County (South County) Caregiver Support Group – Hayward -  1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30, At the Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Hedco Center, 590 B St. , Hayward, CA 94541.,  located on the corner of B St and Grand St. Across from the Hayward BART station.   Plenty of street parking and parking available at the BART parking lot.   To enter, ring the doorbell or call 510-825-1564  to gain  entrance.  A "Connections" support group for people with mental health challanges is held at the same time.   

        On the 3rd Tuesday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, September, November) there is a Dinner/Educational.  You are welcome to come to this as well.  If you so wish, you may contribute with your food contribution of choice.  

Fremont/Union City

Family & Caregiver Support Group – Fremont - 1st Tuesday, 5pm-6:30pm, Bay Area Community Services (BACS), 40963 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont CA 94538. For more information, contact: *FERC main office (510) 746-1700 or FERC Fremont Office (510) 790-1010, www.askferc.org

      NAMI Alameda County Chinese support Groups

美國華裔精神健康聯盟互助組聚會、專業講座時間 了解我們更多活動詳情請訪問中文 www.namichinese.org

電話: 510-362-1456聯繫人:彭一玲女士Mls. Elaine Peng電郵:info@namichinese.org

照顧者國語互助小組 每個月第三個星期六 3:30PM--5:00PM (Cantonese, every 2nd Saturday)

照顧者粵語互助小組 每個月第二個星期六 3:30PM--5:00PM (In Mandarin, every 3rd Saturday)

亞太裔康復英語患者互助小組 每個月第二個星期六 11:00AM--12:30PM 

Mandarin Educational Workshops on 3rd Saturdays of odd numbered months

免費精神健康中文講座 單月第三個星期六 1:00PM--3:00PM

Livermore – Dublin - Pleasanton

        NAMI Tri-Valley Family Support Group – Livermore - 2nd Monday, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Livermore Public Library Board Room 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Contact: Marsha McInnis 925-980-5331, email marsha@nami-trivalley.org  or NAMI Tri-Valley website www.nami-trivalley.org

         NAMI Tri-Valley Family Support Group – Pleasanton - 4th Monday, 7:15pm-9:00pm - Hacienda Plaza Professional Building, 5674 Stoneridge Dr. Ste. 114 Pleasanton. Contact: Marsha McInnis 925-980-5331, email marsha@nami-trivalley.org  or NAMI Tri-Valley website www.nami-trivalley.org

       NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group - For parents of children (age 17 years & under. Regrouping at this time with plans to continue this winter.  Contact: Marsha McInnis 925-980-5331, email marsha@nami-trivalley.org  or NAMI Tri-Valley website www.nami-trivalley.org

Alameda County Support Groups for Individuals who have Mental Health Challenges

          NAMI Alameda County Connection Recovery Support Group – Hayward - Support for people struggling with mental health challenges: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30  At the Bay Area mmunity Services (BACS) Hedco Center, 590 B St. , Hayward, CA 94541.,  located on the corner of B St and Grand St. Across from the Hayward BART station.   Plenty of street parking and parking available at the BART parking lot.   To enter, ring the doorbell or call 510-825-1564  to gain  entrance.  A "Connections" support group for people with mental health challanges is held at the same time.   

        On the 3rd Tuesday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, September, November) there is a Dinner/Educational.  You are welcome to come to this as well.  If you so wish, you may contribute with your food contribution of choice.  

Takes place simultaneously with the NAMI Alameda County Family Support Group.  Call Kathryn Lum at 408-422-3831 to let us know you are coming.  

           NAMI Alameda County Connection Recovery Support Group    2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm @ the Khalil Center,  30665 Union City Boulevard, Union City (Call Mary Dell at (510) 329-8499)

          NAMI Alameda County Chinese Connection Recovery Support Group – Fremont - Support for people struggling with mental health challenges - 2nd Saturday 11:00am to 12:30pm, 39155 Liberty St, Suite A120 (Millennium Room) Fremont, CA 94538, API@namichinese.org  , www.namichinese.org/api

         NAMI Tri Valley Connections Recovery Support Group  – Pleasanton - Every Wednesday, 7:15-8:45pm, St. Clare's Episcopal Church, Classroom #1, 3350 Hopyard Rd.,

        DBSA – Berkeley - Every Thursday, 7pm to 9pm for individuals with mood disorder, family and friends.  Every Saturday from 11am to 12am for individuals with mood disorder.  Herrick Hospital, Maffley Auditorium Level A, Berkeley. 2001 Dwight Way,7pm to 9pm. Contact Jeff at 510-485-8116, berkbipolar@yahoo.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/DBSA-Berkeley-Bipolar/206912409409826.

         Depression and Sadness Support Group – Fremont - The Life Reaching Across to Life Organization

Every Monday, 7:30pm-9pm, 3833 Peralta Blvd. Suite D, Fremont. Call J. “Scotty” for intake interview at 510-745-9500 before attending your first time.

       

Our NAMI Alameda County South County family support group is meeting simultaneously with the NAMI Connection Recovery support group for people struggling with mental health issues. 

 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30, At the Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Hedco Center, 590 B St. , Hayward, CA 94541.,  located on the corner of B St and Grand St. Across from the Hayward BART station.   Plenty of street parking and parking available at the BART parking lot.   To enter, ring the doorbell or call 510-825-1564  to gain  entrance.  

        On the 3rd Tuesday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, September, November) there is a Dinner/Educational.  You are welcome to come to this as well.  If you so wish, you may contribute with your food contribution of choice.  . 

If you need to call us our number is 510-334-7721.

Stay Tuned!  More information will be added frequently.   

INTRODUCING - NEW CONNECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP 

IN UNION CITY!

The Khalil Center in Union City is generously offering their elegant space for NAMI Alameda County to offer our Signature Connedtions Support Group on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm

30665 Union City Boulevard, Union City (Call Mary Dell at (510) 329-8499)  Funding for this space is kindly  provided by the Khalil Center.  Support group leaders are provided by NAMI Alameda County.