We understand how difficult a time this is for everybody, and particularly for people who experience long term health conditions.
As SLaM Recovery College is unable to offer any classroom-based workshops now, our team has been working behind the scenes to develop online content, including vlogs, webinars and e-learning.
These sessions are available to everyone, free of charge. You don’t need to be a SLaM Recovery College student or have any connection at all to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We just ask that you answer a few questions and let us know which sessions you’d like to be a part of, using one of the registration forms links below, and we’ll then send you links to the webinars you’ve chosen.
Every Friday we will email you the details of the online learning we are offering in the following week.
N.B. If you can't make a particular live event you can still enrol and use the link we'll send you to watch a recording later on.
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 2nd November
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 3rd November
This session is a recording.
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 4th November
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 5th November
This session is a recording.
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 6th November
Introduction to Beth: a new way for service users, carers and staff to communicate and collaborate (1 of 1) | 12noon-1pm| Tuesday 3rd November
For service users, Beth is very friendly and overall easy to use and supports personal choice and autonomy. You can link your Beth account with your NHS number to access your health records and:
- see who is in your care team and support network
- securely message your care team
- access your current care plan
- see all your appointments
- keep track of your mood and sleep
- use online free and trusted health resources
Understanding the Impact of Substance Use on Mental Health Part 1 (of 3) | 2:30pm-3:30pm| Tuesday 3rd November
This three-part course explores the use of substances (drugs and alcohol) and their impact on mental wellbeing. At times, using substances can appear to be a solution but it often has a longer-term impact on our wellbeing.
During these sessions we will explore why this happens and what support is available to aid recovery.
Smoking and COVID-19 (1 of 1)| 11am-12noon | Wednesday 4th November
In this session, Mary Yates, Nurse Consultant in SLaM, outlines why it’s more important than ever before to quit smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will give an overview of the best ways to quit and how to access support. She will also explain why some researchers think that nicotine (NOT SMOKING!) may help protect against COVID-19.
Moving Towards Self-Compassion Part 7 (of 8) | 12noon-1pm | Wednesday 4th November
This eight-part course explores the idea of self-compassion and how this can lead to a greater sense of self-acceptance and empathy with other people. Each week, we will explore a different topic, practise some self-compassion exercises then reflect on our experience. There will be pre-session and post-session activities which you can complete at home. We hope this course would be of interest to and benefit anyone who might struggle with perfectionism or self-criticism. We also warmly welcome anyone curious about this course, and who enjoys reflecting on what it means to be human.
Emotional Intelligence: the path to emotional serenity part 3 (of 5) | 2:30-3:30pm | Wednesday 4th November
This five-part course aims to help you develop an understanding of what emotional intelligence is, how it operates in everyday life, and why it’s important to develop & encourage it. The course will give you more confidence in interpersonal relations, and more self-awareness, enabling you to discover your personal E.Q. The program is packed full of discussions to enable all participants to learn, interactively, the components of emotional intelligence and how this relates to the mental health of service users and social care professionals alike. The more you understand E.Q., the more you can recognise and understand your emotions. And the more you can recognise and understand your emotions, the more you can learn to love them. Emotions are a key to recognising our needs, which can then be managed to enrich our lives.
Making Changes Part 4 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 5th November
The aim of this course is to enable participants to explore, embrace and prepare for the challenges involved when embarking on a change of lifestyle. This may include reducing alcohol consumption, embarking on an exercise programme or a healthy eating plan. We will also look at decision making and managing and maintaining the process of recovery as it applies, for example, to relapse prevention.
NEW!! Communication and Active Listening (1 of 1) | 3pm-4pm | Friday 6th November
This one-off workshop explores what active listening is, looks at the benefits of active listening (including exploring its power to transform our conversations), and teaches how we can practice and hone our skills as empathetic listeners.
FIRST TIME REGISTRATION, if you haven’t signed up to a webinar with us before (even if you are a SLaM Recovery College student):
RETURNING STUDENTS REGISTRATION, if you have already signed up to a webinar with us before:
SLaM Recovery College Lewisham Primary Care pilot programme
Several courses funded by the Health Innovation Network (South London) are open to people concerned about their mental health and who are registered with a Lewisham GP, their carers and people working within primary care. This programme includes fully funded Mental Health First Aid training and the DESMOND Type 2 Diabetes programme. See our Primary Care page for further details: https://www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/lewisham-primary-care-webinars.html
We are now making all of our previously run webinars (18 courses so far, consisting of 80+ sessions) available to watch as recordings. Please visit our Webinar Rewinds page for further details: https://www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/webinar-rewinds.html
Please note: Microsoft Teams software is being used to deliver these sessions. If you are using a laptop or PC you'll be able to join via a web browser. If you are using a mobile phone or a tablet device to take part, you will need to visit the App Store (for iPad/iPhone) or Play Store (for Android tablet/phone) to download the Microsoft Teams app, but it's free and it's a very quick process. We will send you detailed joining guides for Android and iPad/iPhone, as well as laptop/PC, when we send you your webinar links. You will be able to join anonymously and no one will be able to see or hear you, but there's a Q&A component where you can type in questions or make comments.
Please feel free to share this offer of free-to-view webinars with anyone who you think might benefit.
Visit our COVID_19 resources page for details of crisis support, covid-19 advice, online learning, online activities, and staying connected: https://www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/covid-19-resources.html
With very best wishes,
The team at South London and Maudsley Recovery College
Although these courses are free, SLaM Recovery College operates with charity funding. If you feel these webinars help you, and you are able to, please consider making a donation to the brilliant Maudsley Charity which supports innovative wellbeing projects in our communities.
There is, of course, no obligation to make a donation.
This is the link to make a donation if you’d like to: