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 Group – Oakland - 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 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 Caregiver Support Group – Hayward -  1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Eden Congregational Church, 21455 Birch St, Hayward, corner of Grove and Mission and near the 238 / 580 freeway intersection.  There is a large parking lot and meeting rooms at the back off of Birch St.  Contact Beverley at 510-334-7721.  Takes place simultaneously with the NAMI Connection Recovery support group for people struggling with mental health issues.  

Fremont

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 Chinese:  地點: 39155 Liberty St, Suite A120 (Millennium Room) Fremont, CA 94538

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Ms. 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 - 3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm.  Hacienda Plaza Professional Building, 5674 Stoneridge Dr. Ste. 114 Pleasanton. For parents of children (age 17 years & under). 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 Eden Congregational Church, 21455 Birch St, Hayward, corner of Grove and Mission and near the 238 / 580 freeway intersection.  There is a large parking lot and meeting rooms at the back off of Birch St.   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 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

         DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) – Pleasanton - Every Wednesday, 7:15-8:45pm, St. Clare's Episcopal Church, Classroom #1, 3350 Hopyard Rd., dbsa.pleasanton@comcast.net or call Mark 510-227-0618.

        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.

         Hearing Voices Network – Berkeley - Every Monday, 6pm to 8pm, North Berkeley Senior Center 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley.  Contact: bayareahearingvoices@gmail.com, edherzog@comcast.net

NAMI Alameda County is in the process of rebuilding our website.  Our first endeavor is to provide a list of support groups in Alameda County.  and inform you of up and coming events. 

NAMI Alameda County will be providing a NAMI Signature Peer to Peer class that will begin on Tuesday, February 6 and will last 10 weeks.  Each class begins at 12:30 and ends at 2:30. There is NO COST requirement for  participants. For information about this class call Kathryn Lum at 408-422-3831.  

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.   The address for these groups is the Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch St., Hayward, CA.   It is actually on the corner of Mission Blvd. and Grove.   From Grove, turn north on Birch where there is a large parking lot all the way in the back of the church.  This location is convenient because it is near the 238/580 intersection.   

Meeting times are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30. 

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

Stay Tuned!  More information will be added frequently.