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Peer Support Groups, Activities, & Workshops

The following organizations offer ongoing support groups, fun activities, and workshops. 


National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Orlando (NAMI) 
Providing mental health support and resources to Central Florida

    Mental Health Association of Central FL 
    Providing mental health support and resources to Central Florida

    LGBT + The Center Orlando  
    Support and resources for Central Florida's LGBT Communities  

    Orlando United Assistance Center   

    Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Central FL 
    Support & Resources for those living with depression and bipolar disorder

      Fun Activities - Sponsored by NAMI 

      These activities are for individuals living with a mental health condition who want to socialize with others who are experiencing the same life issues in a fun and safe environment. 
      NAMI of Greater Orlando puts these activities. 

      Writers’ Block
      Every Thursday | 6-8p
      Aspire Health Partners | 237 Fernwood Blvd. | Suite 109 | Fern Park, FL 32730 (map)
      A fun, casual environment to sharpen communication skills through prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, journaling and blogging.
      Info | Gary Childress | 321.439.2364 | grchildress2015@gmail.com

      Otaku Social Club
      Every 2nd Saturday of the Month | 6-9p
      Beardall Senior Center | 800 Delaney Ave | Orlando, FL 32802 (map)
      Still a kid at heart? Never outgrew cartoons? This is the place for you. Anime, board games, video games and general tomfoolery are just some of what we do.
      Info | Andrew Tapia | 407.456.4236

      Bowling
      Every Thursday | 2p
      Aloma Lanes | 2530 Aloma Ave | Winter Park, FL 32792 (map)
      Info | Rick Scott | 407.929.1527

      Volunteer at Second Harvest
      1st Friday of the Month | 12p
      Meet at McDonald’s 830 S OBT (map) for a social lunch before volunteering for the afternoon. Individuals receive a stipend for their community service.
      Info | Pat Purcell | 407.875.3758

      Consumer Council
      Every 4th Monday of the Month (except July and December) | 6p
      Marks Street Senior Center | 99 East Marks St | Orlando, FL 32801 (map)
      The perfect forum to share your ideas, let your voice be heard, and get involved in NAMIGO activities.
      Info | Gary Childress | 321.439.2364 | grchildress2015@gmail.com

      Craft Group
      A new location for this group will be announced soon. Check in with www.namigo.org/programs-events/activities/

      Lunch & A Movie
      1st Tuesday of the Month | 11a
      Altamonte Mall (map)
      Meet in the food court for lunch before enjoying a movie.
      Info | Linda Winters | 407.754.2493

      Further info on NAMI activities| NAMIGO | 407.253.1900 | information@namigo.org


      General Community Activities 
      General activities offered throughout the community

      Free Tai Chi Classes
      http://www.orlandotaichi.com/free-classes/

      Free Yoga at Lake Eola
      Free community yoga
      Sundays 11am – 12pm
      Corner of Robinson & Eola Dr
      www.facebook.com/pg/YogaInLakeEolaPark/about/?tab=page_info


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