NAMI San Diego Side-by-Side

The purpose of the NAMI San Diego Side-by-Side program is to inspire hope and connect a Participant with a Companion.

Participants are individuals 18 years or older who identify as having a mental health challenge (peers). Participants are looking for hope, encouragement and one-on-one Peer support.

Companions are either peers living in recovery, a family member of a loved one who is living with mental health challenges, or a Mental Health Champion who wants to provide support to those seeking recovery.

Program Companions and Participants have the opportunity to meet up in the community. Together, they may explore a museum exhibit, go hiking, watch a movie, enjoy a walk in the park, attend a local community event, go to a coffee shop and much more! This program offers the following to Participants at no cost:
  • Hope
  • Socialization
  • Motivation

  • Support
  • Friendship
  • Inspiration
  • Mental Health resources

  • Increased self-confidence

  • And so much more!

To become a Companion click HERE
To become a Program Participant click HERE