The NAMI Illinois Alliance of Peer Professionals promotes the development and advancement of peer professionals and peer based services in Illinois.
The NAMI Illinois Alliance of Peer Professionals acts as a link between individuals receiving services, mental health providers, policy makers and peer professionals. It provides an opportunity for certified peer professionals working in the mental health field to advocate for the growth and development of peer-based services. The alliance strives to contribute to advancing the field of peer practitioners by communicating the needs and opinions of the group to those that create the training process, professional standards and ethical practices. Members support and mentor potential peer professionals, seek continuing education to improve the quality of services and promote the value of peer professionals as a part of individual treatment plans.