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 Support & Resources for those impacted by PULSE

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 activitiesNAMIGO | 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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