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 form 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.
Here are next week’s webinars 6th-10th July:
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 6th July
Tuesday | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 7th July
Wednesday | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 8th July
N.B. This is a recording, so no Q&A interaction is possible.
Thursday | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 9th July
Friday | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 10th July
N.B. This is a recording, so no Q&A interaction is possible.
Moving Towards Self-Compassion 5 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Tuesday 7th July
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 (see attached pdf). 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.
Smoking and COVID-19 | 11am-12noon | Wednesday 8th July
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 actually help protect against COVID-19.
NEW!! Understanding Psychosis part 1 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 8th July
A seven-part course about different aspects of psychosis, including schizophrenia, hearing voices and taking control of your medication. Although we recommend taking part in all seven sessions, they can also be watched as stand-alones. During this session we will explore what psychosis is and how it is diagnosed.
Bereavement during the Covid-19 pandemic: supporting ourselves and others while grieving | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 8th July
This course gently leads us through the four phases (or ‘layers’) of mourning as described by John Bowlby, the founder of attachment theory. We will be thinking about and sharing ways of supporting the grieving process within the restrictions of the pandemic. *
* We realise that by enrolling for this course, you may recently have been bereaved, or know someone who has and would like to help them. Your emotional wellbeing at this sad time is of absolute importance to us. With this in mind, we ask you to let someone who you trust know that you will be doing this course - this person will be your support contact. When you join us for the webinar, please keep your mobile beside you in case you need to call or text your support contact. Ask them to check how you are when the course starts at 2.30pm, and also when it ends around 3.30pm. Perhaps your contact might be able to join you online for the course. We want you to know that you are warmly welcome, and that you are not alone in your grief.
NEW!! The Role of the Carer During the COVID-19 Pandemic part 1 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 9th July
A two-part course that focuses on the changes and challenges carers have experienced due to Covid-19. We will explore how the changes have affected carers in both inpatient and outpatient settings, share experiences, and look at how carers can cope with these new challenges.
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:
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, covid19 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: