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 this week’s webinars (31st August-4th September):
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 1st September
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 2nd September
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 3rd September
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 4th September
Introduction to Beth | 11am-12noon | Tuesday 1st September
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
Introduction to Recovery Part 2 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 2nd September
Many people find being diagnosed with mental health difficulties devastating. Too often people feel that their life is over and that they will never be able to fulfil their dreams and ambitions or lead a satisfying and valued life.
But it does not have to be this way. Whatever age a person is, whether they have only recently been diagnosed, or whether they have had a diagnosis for some time, recovery is possible, no matter how serious the person’s difficulties. It is possible for people to rebuild a meaningful, valued and satisfying life.
This two-part course explores the impact of mental health difficulties on people’s lives, what helps people to grow within and beyond what has happened, and how they can rebuild their lives.
Mental Health First Aid: an introduction| 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 3rd September
Kathryn, a peer recovery trainer at the college who is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor for the organisation MHFA England, introduces you to the concept of first aid for mental health crises, and how to use MHFA-based skills for mental health recovery too
The Ayurveda Way to Wellbeing: self-massage for our feet | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Friday 4th September
Ayurveda, the “wisdom of life”, is a traditional system of healing from South Asia.
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: