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 week 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.
Next week’s webinars (22nd–26th June):
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like)
Monday | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 22nd June
Tuesday | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 23rd June
Wednesday | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 24th June
Thursday | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 25th June
Friday | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 26th June
Ayurveda Sessions 19b, 20a, and 20b (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Ayurveda 19b: wisdom & the “three marks of existence part 2 I 2:30pm-3:15pm | Monday 22nd June
In this session we continue to focus on developing insight and acceptance of certain facts of life so we can find more peace and ease with how things are
Ayurveda 20a: equanimity (inner balance) part 1 I 2:30pm-3:15pm | Wednesday 24th June
In these final two sessions you will learn about equanimity (inner balance) and learn how to develop this.
Ayurveda 20b: : equanimity (inner balance) part 2| 2:30pm-3:15pm | Friday 26th June
Karma Yoga with Awa for Health & Wellbeing
An ongoing series of sessions open to people from all walks of life, Karma Yoga offers 30 minutes of gentle, slow flow Yoga movements to stretch & relax the body and the mind. The sessions include chair based exercises, breathing techniques and World Peace Meditation. Karma Yoga, the art of practising Yoga with kindness and compassion towards yourself and others. This programme is offered on behalf of the Clinical Exercise Department.
Tuesday Karma Yoga with Awa | 11:30am-12:15pm | Tuesday 23rd June
Thursday Karma Yoga with Awa | 11:30am-12:15pm | Thursday 25th June
Moving Towards Self-Compassion 3 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Tuesday 23rd June
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 | 12noon-1pm | Wednesday 24th June
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.
Managing Anxiety During Difficult Times 5: food, movement and supportive resources part 1 I 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 25th June
This series of webinars will enable participants to become more aware of helpful practical strategies to manage their anxiety during this current unusual time of the Coronavirus epidemic. We will consider what anxiety is, reflect on activities that can reduce anxiety and consider available supportive resources.
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: