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 (24th-28thth August):
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday Mindfulness| 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 24th August
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 25th August
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 26th August
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 27th August
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 28th August
Communication Skills for Resilient Relationships part 3 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 24th August
Join this three-part series to gain insight and skills that benefit your personal romantic and non-romantic relationships. It is suitable for everybody, whether you are currently single or in a relationship. The skills can be applied to partners, friends, family, colleagues, as well as those we are yet to meet.
Optimising Your Sleep part 2 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 24th August
Do you have difficulty getting to sleep at night? Do you wake up early in the morning? Do you spend most of the night tossing and turning? Or do you find yourself sleeping too many hours or sleeping too much during the day? In this two-part course we will:
- Self-assess our own sleep
- Recognise the impact of the pandemic on our sleep
- Explore the benefits of sleep
- Explore how much sleep we really need
- Explore the pros and cons of daytime naps
- Address excessive sleep
- Recognise the impact of not getting enough sleep
- Explore methods for improving our sleep
Understanding and Managing Bipolar Disorder part 2 |2:30pm-3:30pm | Tuesday 25th August
A two-part course. Bipolar is a mood disorder characterised by extreme changes in mood. Although we all have mood swings, in bipolar disorder these can become unmanageable and overwhelming - individuals can experience severe and/or rapid mood swings that can last several weeks or months, far beyond the normal ups and downs.
In the first session we will explore how bi-polar is diagnosed, what the symptoms are, and what the early warning signs are. In the second session we will look at how bi-polar is treated and discuss self-help ideas and managing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Smoking and COVID-19 | 11am-12noon | Wednesday 26th August
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.
Introduction to Recovery part 2 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 26th August
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.
Emotional Intelligence: the path to emotional serenity part 4| 2:30pm-3: 30pm | Thursday 27th August
This four-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 & 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.
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: