If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental illness, you are not alone. NAMI Westside Los Angeles offers Peer Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions, and Family Support Groups for family members and loved ones who are impacted by mental illness. Our support groups are free and no registration is required for you to attend. The support groups provide a safe, judgment-free, and confidential environment for attendees to share their stories, learn from one another, and offer and receive support. 


Peer Support Groups

Our Westside Los Angeles peer support groups are for those diagnosed with mental health conditions. The weekly, 90-minute support groups are peer-facilitated and provide attendees with the opportunity to share with and listen to other people coping with mental illness. 

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Briskin Room: 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (map)

Enter on street level on the South Towers. Make a left to the elevators and go up to the Plaza (PL) level. Follow signs to Harvey Morse Auditorium; the Briskin Room is directly across from the auditorium.


Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, in Culver City

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center: 4760 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 (map)


Family Support Groups

Our Westside Los Angeles family support groups are for family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental health conditions. The are facilitated by other family members who face similar challenges. 

Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm, in Culver City

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center: 4760 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 (map). There is easy parking behind the building.


1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm, in Malibu

Malibu Public Library: 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, 90265 (map)


2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm, in Topanga

Topanga Library: 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290 (map)


2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10-11:30 am, in Brentwood

Brentwood Branch Library: 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (map)


Parent/Family Support Group

Our Westside Los Angeles Parent/Family Support Group is for people who have relationships with young adults who are living with mental health conditions. Entrance and parking are at the alley entrance. Please knock if you arrive late, as the doors are locked when closed.

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, in Santa Monica

Daniel’s Place: 1619 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90403 (map)


Note: We also offer this support group for Spanish-speaking families and friends.


NAMI Westside Los Angeles also offers classes, educational events, and more. Check out our calendar.