What We Do

What We Do

General Meetings and Events

All are welcome to attend the NAMI SLOCO General Meetings, held at 6:45pm the fourth Tuesday of every month at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in San Luis Obispo.  


NAMI SLOCO offers a wide range of books and resources at the Parents Helping Parents Resource Center Library, located at the Tri-Counties Regional Center Offices. 

Local Resources

We include an extensive list of local resources, educational programs, and hotlines on the back page of our newsletter. See the most recent information here.

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NAMI SLOCO runs a number of education programs.  Some NAMI originated programs are run by or with the assistance of Transitions-Mental Health Association in San Luis Obispo. The following are links to those signature courses of NAMI national that are active in San Luis Obispo.

Family to Family Education program

A free education program providing up-to-date information on mental illnesses, their causes, and treatments available, as well as help and coping tools for the caregiver or loved one.

Parents and Teachers as Allies

A 90-minutes on-site presentation empowering teachers and school personnel to better understand and address the mental health needs of their students. 

Ending the Silence

Ending The Silence is an award-winning, on-site school presentation designed to provide teens and young adults the opportunity to learn about the signs of mental illness and ways to seek help. 

NAMI Basics Class

A free education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses, taught by teachers who have lived experience of what you are going through.

Peer to Peer Education 

A free experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

In our own voice

In Our Own Voice is a free presentation that can be delivered in a 40, 60, or 90-minute session. Presenters provide a personal perspective on their lived experiences with a mental health condition.  


NAMI San Luis Obispo County (NAMI SLOCO) is a dues paying, membership based, (501 C3) charitable,
non-profit, education, support and advocacy organization.