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 21st December
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 22nd December
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 23rd December
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 24th December
NEW!! Coping with the Winter and Festive Period | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Tuesday 22nd December
Wintertime can be an especially difficult period for those who experience mental ill-health. In this webinar, we will share ideas on how we can look after ourselves and those we care for during the winter and festive period.
NEW!! Stretch, Breath, Release| 12noon-1pm | Wednesday 23rd December
A gentle session for all levels and abilities, combining slow, gentle, movements with stretching. Mindful pauses and check-ins will help you to locate where you hold tension and stress in the body. Movement and breathwork will help you to release tension in these areas and you will learn what you can do in the moment to support well-being on a day to day basis. Our body and our moving body is the most underused tool to well-being. This class will give you some practical ways to spot, and shift, tension in the body. It is suggested to wear loose clothing, have a relatively private place to engage with the session and bring a water or tea to keep you hydrated. Try what you can, there are no stupid questions.
NEW!! Motivation (two-part course)
How do you get out of your head and stop thinking about what you do and start doing it?
This new, two-part webinar explores what holds us back from utilizing our motivation, what environment best harnesses our motivation, and looks at the reality of motivation in terms of its role in our daily lives. This webinar provides tips that help launch us into action and explains the theory that helps us to close the gap between what you know you want to do and taking action to make it happen.
Part 1| 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 23rd December
Part 2| 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 24th December
NEW!! Can You Learn to be Happy? Part 1 (of 2) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Thursday 24th December
This has been a really challenging year. Many of us have had to dig deep and do something differently to survive emotionally. It’s not been easy. Yet we are at that point in the year which is traditionally associated with joy and celebration. During this two-part course, based on readings (from the book Happier: Can you learn to be Happy? by Tal Ben-Shahar) and group discussion, we will be discussing that elusive thing ‘happiness’, at a time when many people will be feeling that happiness is beyond their grasp. N.B. The two sessions will be run in the Teams Meeting format, meaning you will be seen and heard by other participants, and you will be asked to complete a participation agreement regarding confidentiality. There will be 25 places available, with successful students chosen randomly from those who apply (Monday 21st 5pm deadline).
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 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: