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NAMI San Diego Side-by-Side


  • Are you a peer (a person living with a mental health challenge)?
  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Do you find it challenging to socialize?
  • Would you like one-on-one peer support?


You will be matched with a Companion. A Participant and a Companion meet in the community and enjoy activities together such as:

♥ Go Hiking! ♥ See a movie! ♥ Go to an art class! ♥ Visit the beach, and more!


Side-by-Side Offers Participants:

  • Hope
  • Socialization
  • Motivation

  • Support
  • Friendship
  • Inspiration
  • Mental Health resources

  • Increased self-confidence

  • And so much more!

How to Become a Participant?

Step 1 | Email or call 858.634.6580 ext. 109
Step 2 | Submit Application
Step 3 | Complete a 30 minute interview at a convenient location near you
Step 4 | Pending availability, you’ll be matched with a Companion!
Step 5 | Meet twice a month for a minimum of six (6) months.

To inquire and learn more, please call or email: 858.634.6580 ext. 109 /

Side-by-Side is free of cost!