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 30th November
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 1st December
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 2nd December
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 3rd December
N.B. This will be a recording, not a live webinar
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 4th December
Introduction to Coaching Skills Part 2 (of 4) | 10:30am-11:30am| Monday 30th November
Coaching is a way of opening up spaces for personal reflection, helping people become aware of their strengths and resourcefulness, and supporting them to achieve their goals. Coaching is a series of conversations between a coach and another person aimed at bringing out the best in the person being coached. Whether we are mental health professionals, people who use services, or carers and supporters, we all know that the quality of the relationships and the conversations we have are very important. Coaching tools and techniques can support people’s recovery by helping them tackle the challenges and everyday stresses of life.
Making Changes Part 2 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 30th November
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 learning will be applicable to any type of change someone wishes to make in their life. We will also look at decision making and managing and maintaining the process of recovery as it applies, for example, to relapse prevention.
Understanding Psychosis (seven-part course)
Part 1: what psychosis is and how it is diagnosed | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Monday 30th November
Part 2: schizophrenia | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 2nd December
A seven-part course about different aspects of psychosis, including schizophrenia, hearing voices and taking control of your medication. Although we recommend taking part in all seven sessions, they can also be watched as stand-alones.
Introduction to Beth: a new way for service users, carers and staff to communicate and collaborate (1 of 1) | 12noon-1pm | Tuesday 1st December
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
Living with Lockdown Part 3 (of 3): reminding ourselves of what matters to us | 2:30pm-3:30pm| Tuesday 1st December
In this three-part workshop we explore, and seek to make more sense of, our experiences in lockdown. As well as investigating the psychological impact of separation from people and our usual way of life, we will also look at coping with the many unknowns presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The sessions will be full of practical tips for how we might manage the many challenges we face in these times, as well as giving opportunities for all our lovely students to support each other with ideas that have helped, and for us all to encourage each other through the journey. It will also help us prepare ourselves better for another potential lockdown if it were to happen. We will also look at the (often overlooked) positive aspects of living with lockdown: the pandemic has also given us space to reflect and reconnect with our inner lives, our core values, and what we might want to change about ourselves and our world when we emerge from confinement back to our fuller lives.
Understanding Depression Part 4 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm| Tuesday 1st December
Depression is a common mental health condition which can take hold of your life and just won’t go away. Understanding the signs, symptoms and causes of depression is the first step to overcoming the problem. This course runs over 4 sessions and will explore what depression is, its causes and how it is diagnosed. We will discuss what can help overcome the hurdles to recovery such as negative thinking and what professional support is available. We offer practical tools to help overcome depression as well as how we can support others.
NEW!! Parks, Walks and Walking Meditation Part 1 (of 2) |12noon-1pm | Thursday 3rd December
Lockdown has meant that a lot of us are spending way more time indoors. This two-part workshop aims to encourage and inspire you to:
- Learn about the benefits of walking for wellbeing
- Learn about Peckham Rye Park and parks in your locality
- Discover activities you can do in your local park and London walks
- Discover how to practice walking meditation (complimentary walking meditation MP3 available to all workshop attendees)
Understanding Anxiety Part 4 (of 4) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Thursday 3rd December
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. We will discuss professional support available, practical techniques to help to relieve anxiety as well as lifestyle changes for wellbeing.
Understanding and Managing Health Anxiety Part 1 (of 2) | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Friday 4th December
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:
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: