Free Caregiver Support and Education

With Hope in Mind (WHIM) is the name of NAMI Davidson’s peerled support groups and education classes for loved ones of adults with severe and persistent mental health issues and co-occurring disorders. Both are led by trained volunteers who have experienced the need for support themselves and have transformed their needs into advocacy for others. Participants learn they are not alone in their efforts to cope, understand and find resources for their loved ones and are encouraged to practice healthy self-care for themselves.

Parents, Spouses, Loved Ones and Siblings 18 years and up are welcome to drop-in to the free support groups below:

1st Wednesday Each Month 6:30-8:30 pm
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health Hospital
1601 23rd Ave, S, Nashville TN 37203
Ask for “NAMI MTG” at front desk

3rd Thursday Each Month 7:00-9:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church Social Hall
3511 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215

4th Sunday Each Month 3:00-4:30 pm
Faith based family and loved ones group
The Village Chapel
805 Woodland Street, Nashville 37206

Please Note: Support Groups Run Continuously each month throughout the year. If a major holiday falls on the exact date of the support group it will not held that month. There are rare cancellations due to severe weather conditions or emergencies. If you have signed up to receive our e-notices you will receive a notice via email. To sign up for our e-list please click here.


With Hope in Mind (WHIM) Free, intensive 8-session education classes for loved ones and family members.

Classes are held each spring and fall. Participants learn about different types of mental health illnesses and disorders, tools for management, tips on self-care for the caregiver and boundary setting, problem management skills, communication, resources and advocacy for themselves and their loved ones.

Classes are free, but require pre-registration.

To register please complete the pre-registration survey by clicking the registration button below.

Questions? Please call 615-891-4724.

We Listen.

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WHIM education classes have been measured and evaluated for their effectiveness. 90% of people completing the classes report a better understanding of mental illnesses, increased ability to communicate with a loved one with mental health issues, better self-care and a reduction of crisis in the home.

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