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.
N.B. The great majority of our webinars are run as Live Events on the Microsoft Teams platform, meaning that you can join anonymously and will neither be seen nor heard. Instead, you interact by typing questions and comments into a Q&A panel. Occasionally we will run a course in a Meetings format for a limited group of students, where you will be seen and heard, but these will be clearly identified as such.
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 14th December
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 15th December
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 16th December
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 17th December
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 18th December
Introduction to Coaching Skills Part 4 (of 4) | 10:30am-11:30am| Monday 14th December
Coaching is a way of opening up spaces for personal reflection, helping people become aware of their strengths and resourcefulness, and supporting them to achieve their goals. Coaching is a series of conversations between a coach and another person aimed at bringing out the best in the person being coached. Whether we are mental health professionals, people who use services, or carers and supporters, we all know that the quality of the relationships and the conversations we have are very important. Coaching tools and techniques can support people’s recovery by helping them tackle the challenges and everyday stresses of life.
Making Changes Part 4 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 14th December
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. The learning will be applicable to any type of change someone wishes to make in their life. We will also look at decision making and managing and maintaining the process of recovery as it applies, for example, to relapse prevention.
Understanding Psychosis (seven-part course)
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.
Part 5: hearing voices B| 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 14th December
Part 6: hearing voices C| 2:30pm-3:30pm | Tuesday 15th December
Introduction to Beth (1 of 1)| 12noon-1pm | Tuesday 15thDecember
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
For people caring for someone under SLaM services you can create your own account to look after your own wellbeing and securely message their care team.
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:
Surviving Stigma Online Course: an invitation
Six- week course | Two- hour session each week | January/February 2021
Who can take part? SLaM service users and SLaM carers only; fluent in English
How many can take part? There are 20 places available; we will choose the successful applicants randomly from those who express an interest in attending.
Is it free? Yes.
What platform is it on? The sessions will be run as Microsoft Teams Meetings (as opposed to Events, which is how most of our webinars have been offered). This means that you can be both seen and heard. If you are offered a place on the course you will need to complete a participation agreement confirming that you will keep your camera on during the sessions (unless otherwise agreed by the group and training team).
N.B. To express your interest in taking part in this course, please see the link below. Don’t respond to this email. Thanks!
The Surviving Stigma course is a research project which aims to support people with lived experience of mental health to overcome stigma.
The course uses different exercises to break down stigma and resist its impact. We will use Photovoice, which uses photography, or other art forms, to share experiences. We will also practice skills in educating and challenging attitudes. We will support each other in doing things we may have avoided due to stigma.
You are invited to choose a carer and/or health professional to attend the course with you if possible.
Course dates and times (you must confirm that you are able to attend each session):
- Surviving Stigma Part 1 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 15th January 2021
- Surviving Stigma Part 2 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 22nd January 2021
- Surviving Stigma Part 3 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 29th January 2021
- Surviving Stigma Part 4 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 5th February 2021
- Surviving Stigma Part 5 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 12th February 2021
- Surviving Stigma Part 6 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | Friday 19th February 2021
As part of this research study, and prior to us confirming your place on the course, a researcher will need to send you an information sheet to read, and contact you to explain the study in more detail and answer any questions.
If you would like to take part, please complete this online Expression of Interest form (please don't apply if you have already taken part in the course we ran in October/November of this year):
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: