Professional & Community Trainings

Looking for NAMI's free community presentations?

NAMI Seattle’s network of trained volunteer program leaders are available to speak to your community, share stories of recovery, and start conversations about mental health.

NAMI Seattle offers interactive trainings for your staff, community group, or leadership team on a variety of mental health topics. Trainings are 1.5 to 2 hours long and facilitated by NAMI Seattle staff and board members. See our current training flyer for further details and fee structure.

Request a Professional Development Training

To request a training, please:

  1. Fill out the request form.
  2. After submitting the form, please schedule a short check-in call with us (calls are typically 15-30 minutes) so we can learn more about your training needs and answer any questions you might have. If you are unable to meet at any of the available times, email us to request an alternate time.

After receiving your request form and meeting request, we will follow up with you to plan the training. 


Available Trainings

Mental Health 101

Learn more about experiences, signs and symptoms of mental health conditions. Gain a deeper understanding of tools, resources, and communication strategies to support those in your life – including yourself – who experience mental health struggles.

Compassion Fatigue

Learn to recognize signs of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma – both subtle and overt – and strategies to address them, as well as ongoing practices to care for your sense of self and connection to community in the face of emotionally challenging work.

De-Escalation & Communication

Designed for direct service providers and staff who work with clients an community members. Learn what contributes to emotionally escalated interactions, ways to assess the situation, and practical strategies to defuse and de-escalate to support the health and safety of everyone involved.

What People Are Saying

My team received an amazing training session on Mental Health 101 from NAMI Seattle. Our trainer went above and beyond. They facilitated a powerful discussion and created a space where everyone on my team felt comfortable to share how mental health presents itself in our lives. This training was a great experience and kick-started my team’s on-going conversation on mental health. Thank you, NAMI Seattle!

Staff member

United Way of King County

On behalf of the team, we wanted to let you both know how appreciative we are for helping spark an important conversation amongst our team. It was enlightening and touched on so many critical issues. This new awareness is important in our ability to provide a supportive workplace.

Staff member

UW Facilities Department

Through her authenticity and receptive spirit, our NAMI Seattle trainer created a safe learning environment where difficult topics could be talked about and deeply processed. Our session on Race and Mental Health played on many levels for people, providing practical knowledge, visceral activity, dialogue & discussion… and ample space for reflection.

Staff member

Kaiser Permanente

I have gotten a lot of great feedback from attendees about how helpful [this training] was, and requests to further the conversation about how we in the hospitality industry can make it a more mental health friendly space.

Seattle chapter member

National Bartenders Association

[The trainers] both carry such a warm presence and made the training space feel safe for all. They did an outstanding job of creating a learning environment where participants felt welcome to speak up and share personal experienced while acknowledging that they are not alone. This training provoked important conversation and action within our organization and has helped move us into the right direction.

Training Specialist

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

NAMI Seattle provided us with a great team of facilitators for our group of levy-funded providers. [The trainers] were able to engage and offer valuable tools to staff whose work ranges from housing to seniors to veterans, to employment, behavioral health and more. We are so thankful we partnered with NAMI Seattle for the Compassion Fatigue and De-Escalation trainings!

Training Coordinator

King County

This was a really good introductory training as to how mental illness can affect an individual. Hearing personal stories involving mental health is really important and I enjoyed going through that experience with coworkers.

Staff member

Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn LLP

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Request A Professional or Community Training

NAMI Seattle offers interactive trainings for your staff, community group, or leadership team on a variety of mental health topics. Trainings are 1-2 hours long and facilitated by NAMI Seattle staff and board members. View our current training flyer for training topics and fees. Please contact us with any questions.

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