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 (28th September - 2nd October):
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 28th September
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 29th September
This is a recording.
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 30th September
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 1st October
This session is a recording.
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 2nd October
Optimising Your Sleep Part 2 (of 2) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 28th September
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 Anxiety Part 1 (of 4) | 10:30am-11:30pm | Tuesday 29th September
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.
This four-part course of webinars will examine the facts about anxiety, how it is diagnosed and what it feels like to experience anxiety.
Moving Towards Self-Compassion Part 2 (of 8) | 12noon-1pm | Wednesday 30th September
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.
- Session 1: between two minds: the need for self-compassion Where we find ourselves now: evolution in progress | Our old brain | Our new brain |How they work together: going a bit ‘loopy’
- Session 2.our three different self-states What is a self-state? | Introducing our three self-states: Threat; Drive; Soothing/Security
- Session 3: moving between our self-states Reviewing our three self-states | How our new brains experience our self-states | Channelling or calming the threat self-state
- Session 4: containing the inner critic How and why do we develop the 'inner critic'? | Awareness of its triggers and patterns | Containing the inner critic and its beliefs
- Session 5: unblocking self-compassion What is compassion? | Some obstacles to being self-compassionate | Laying the foundations for our compassionate self
- Session 6: developing self-compassion The flow of compassion | Self-compassion training | Finding a new space within
- Session 7: nurturing self-compassion Our need for nurture | Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) | Compassionate letter writing
- Session 8: looking forward compassionately Sharing our journey | Insights and challenges | Letting ourselves be
Understanding Depression Part 2 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 30th September
This course runs over 4 sessions focusing on:
- what depression is
- what its causes are
- what can get in the way of recovery from depression
- what professional support is available
- how we can help ourselves and support others
Understanding the Impact of Substance Use on Mental Health Part 2 (of 3) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 1st October
This three-part course explores the use of substances (drugs and alcohol) and their impact on mental wellbeing. At times, using substances can appear to be a solution but it often has a longer-term impact on our wellbeing.
During these sessions we will explore why this happens and what support is available to aid recovery.
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.
Please check out our Webinar Rewinds page to catch up on any webinars you may have missed:
Visit our COVID_19 resources page for details of crisis support, covid-19 advice, online learning, online activities, and staying connected:
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: