Hello Students, Colleagues and Friends,
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.
Here are next week's webinars:
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 19th October
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 20th October - This is a recording.
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 21st October
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 22nd October - This session is a recording.
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 23rd October
Understanding Anxiety Part 4 (of 4) | 10:30am-11:30am | Tuesday 20th October
Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Most people can relate to those anxious, butterfly feelings when doing something which feels uncertain or feeling fearful about sitting exams, having a medical, going to the dentist. It is a natural feeling and can be useful, as it warns us when we need to take action, when we may be in danger or can even help us to perform better.
Introduction to Beth (1 of 1) | 12noon-1pm | Tuesday 20th October
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
Smoking and COVID-19 (1 of 1) | 11am-12noon | Wednesday 21st October
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 5 (of 8) | 12noon-1pm | Wednesday 21st October
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 2 (of 5) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 21st October
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 and 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.
N.B. There is no session next week; next session is on the 4th November.
Making Changes Part 2 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 22nd October
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 will also look at decision making and managing and maintaining the process of recovery as it applies, for example, to relapse prevention.
Understanding and Managing Health Anxiety Part 2 (of 2) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Friday 23rd October
Health anxiety is the name used when you spend so much time worrying that you're ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life. For many people, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased these types of worries. This course will look at some of the causes of health anxiety and the things you can do to lessen these worries and the impact on your life.
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:
Lewisham Primary Care Webinars:
If you are registered with a Lewisham GP practice, you are also able to access an additional programme funded by the Health Innovation Network South London. This is a pilot programme, currentlyfor Lewisham residents only.However, the recovery college hope to offer the programme within other South London boroughs in 2021. The programme includes Mental Health First Aid and DESMOND Type 2 Diabetes courses. Please see the link below for further information:
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.
Please check out our Webinar Rewinds page to catch up on any webinars you may have missed: https://www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/webinar-rewinds.html
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
There is, of course, no obligation to make a donation.
This is the link to make a donation if you’d like to: