Health Webinar | Mental Health Advocacy Training - May 2021

5 May 2021 3:30 AM 3 hours

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NAMI Hillsborough Inc.

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About this Webinar


This is a FREE WEBINAR on Health

Schedule : May 5th 2021 Time: 3:30 am IST

Is this a LIVE WEBINAR : yes, this will be a live webinar

Is this an ONLINE WEBINAR : yes, you can attend this webinar online by clicking on the Button "Go To Event"

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NAMI Hillsborough Inc.


About the Event :

Have you been affected by mental health or substance use and want to use your experience for change?

We have the RIGHT training for you!

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

Part One Features:

Module 1: Telling Your Story: Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds

Module 2: Contacting Your Policymaker: Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call

Module 3: Meeting Your Policymaker: Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

Part Two Builds on Your Part One Foundation

Module 4: Medication: Protecting Choice: The importance of protecting the right to choose psychiatric medications

Module 5: Parity: Fairness In Health Coverage: Understanding and advocating for parity in health insurance

Module 6: Budgets: Funding Our Future: Advocating for funding for mental health services and supports

If you wanted to get involved in mental health advocacy, NAMI Hillsborough or your local NAMI Affiliate, this is the course for you!

Participants routinely share that they have never been able to condense their story or made a clear “ask," but with NAMI Smarts, they are now able to.

Lobbyists who represent NAMI State Organizations or mental health coalitions also love this program—they see participants come out confident and able to share their story in a way that moves policymakers.

***Don’t worry, in this virtual training, we make it fun, engaging, and take breaks each hour.***

Space is limited to 10 people per class. Register today.