Autumn/Winter 2023 Term
We are pleased to offer you the Autumn/Winter 2023 curriculum and timetable incorporating a wide range of online and in-person courses and workshops.
The recovery college team offers free, coproduced recovery and wellbeing education at a variety of community venues in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, and Croydon. Students who have a connection to SLaM can attend any course in any venue. Please see the timetable or enrolment form for more information.
The recovery college also offers a wide range of online education sessions. In most cases, any person, regardless of geographical location, can participate in the online programmes.
In the timetable on this page you will find the dates, times and venues or online formats for the more than 70 courses and workshops we are running in the upcoming term, as well as the eligibility criteria for each course.
And there are descriptions of every course we are offering this term on this page.
With so much on offer over the next few months there’s something in the curriculum for everyone including:
- Sounds Great! The Comedy School's podcasting course (please note this is a late addition to the curriculum and is not in the timetable documents, please see the enrolment form for all course information)
- Open Dialogue: The New Philosophical and Ethical Approach to Mental Health Services
- The Comedy School’s Stand-Up and Improvisation seven-week courses
- Walking with Body Confidence Coaching with our partner organisation, Ldn Dares
- The Power of Generosity: Cultivate a Giving Mindset for a More Fulfilling Life
- Reading for Recovery: The SLaM Recovery College Book Club
- A wide range of Understanding Diagnoses and Treatment workshops such as Understanding Depression, Understanding Anxiety, Understanding Health Anxiety, Alcohol: Friend or Foe, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, Hearing Voices, and Understanding Psychosis
If you would like to learn more about what is on offer at SLaM Recovery College, please visit our website (www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call on 020 3228 3643. The office is staffed from Monday-Friday, and we aim to respond to emails on the day we receive them.
How to Enrol
From this term onwards, you can apply for no more than ten courses per term (it doesn't matter how many sessions a course has, it will only count as one of your ten choices).
We recommend that, before filling in the enrolment form, you first take the time to read the descriptions of the courses you are interested in to see if they are right for you, and also to check the timetable to make sure you are free on the relevant dates and times.
We have also changed and added to the questions we ask you when enrolling. This is partly to gather data to help us and our funders, The Maudsley Charity and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, evaluate our current offer and make improvements, and partly because of a planned move to new learning management software. When the latter goes live there will be benefits for our students such as having your own online learning calendar and access to course materials.
If you are a returning student, you may find that filling out this form takes a few minutes longer to go through than previously, and we thank you for your understanding and patience. You’ll only have to register this way once.
Please enrol using this form (new link for this term): https://forms.office.com/e/3E9Esqb4Ps
SLaM Recovery College Evaluation Project
SLaM Recovery College is collaborating with other recovery colleges across England to trial use of the ReQoL ('Recovering Quality of Life) questionnaire as a service evaluation. All students will be invited to complete a short questionnaire at the beginning and end of the Autumn/Winter term. You'll be sent a link to an online Microsoft Form when you enrol.
The recovery college team would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the form. The information gathered will help us to develop our service and tell our funders, The Maudsley Charity and SLaM NHS Foundation Trust about what students value and get out of attending the recovery college. You will be asked to use your date of birth and initials as your ID for the process. Your details will remain secure as with all of your enrolment information and data.
Please don't hesitate to contact our office should you want any more information about ReQoL.
Help for Heroes
SLaM NHS Foundation Trust has made a commitment to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. As part of this commitment, SLaM Recovery College is collaborating with Help for Heroes to deliver the Veterans Moving Forward Recovery College course from 2024 onwards. The recovery college team is looking to recruit a sessional trainer who is a veteran of the Armed Forces to work alongside a clinician and a peer recovery trainer to co-deliver this course. There is a four-day instructor training course in South London in mid-September 2023. If you are a veteran and would like to be involved in this project, please see this flyer about the programme and contact Kirsty Giles, SLaM Recovery College Manager by email email@example.com.
SLaM Recovery College is taking part in RECOLLECT-2 (Recovery Colleges Characterisation and Testing 2), which is a study exploring the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of recovery colleges throughout England.
To find out more about opportunities to take part in this exciting research, please go to this page: www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/recollect
Cancer and Mental Health E-Learning Development Group Expression of Interest Form
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Health Innovation Network (HIN) have worked in partnership for many years, with a shared dedication to researching and supporting healthcare providers locally and nationally to improve public health. The partnership highly values the guidance and opinions of Experts by Experience (people who have lived experience of a condition or service) to ensure that healthcare planning, delivery, and policy meet the needs of local people and those who use services. A new project is looking to recruit people with experience of serious mental illness (SMI) and cancer to support development of an information and education package to increase uptake of cancer screening and treatment within the mental health community and improve health outcomes.
We are looking for several Experts by Experience to join the project. This is a paid role for four months initially. SLaM Recovery College is a stakeholder in this work and would welcome expressions of interest from students who have lived experience of mental ill health and cancer. Please read this document for further information and apply using this expression of interest form.
Health Innovation Network Survey
Have you ever used or considered using digital tools, like apps or online platforms, to manage your mental health? Or do you feel they're not quite right for you? Either way, the Health Innovation Network (part of the NHS) wants to hear from you!
Take part in this quick, 10-minute survey to help HIN understand your thoughts on these digital health technologies by clicking here. Your input could help shape the future of these technologies, making them more accessible and helpful to everyone.
Bonus: complete the survey for a chance to win £100 in high-street gift vouchers!
Help HIN make a difference. Your voice matters.
The SLaM Recovery College team
SLaM Recovery College
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Admin | Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ
Recovery College Office Telephone: 020 3228 3643