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 (7th-11th September):
Daily Mindfulness (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like):
Monday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Monday 7th September
Tuesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Tuesday 8th September
Wednesday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Wednesday 9th September
Thursday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Thursday 10th September
Friday Mindfulness | 10:30am-11:15am | Friday 11th September
The Ayurveda Way to Wellbeing
Ayurveda, the “wisdom of life”, is a traditional system of healing from South Asia.
Self-massage for our hands| 2:30pm-3: 30pm | Monday 7th September
In this session you will learn about the benefits of self-massage for your hands, and you will learn how to do this using oil. N.B. You will need a towel and warm sesame oil or sunflower oil for this session)
Self-massage for our feet | 2:30pm-3: 30pm | Friday 11th September
In this session you will learn about the benefits of self-massage for your feet, and you will also learn how to do this using oil (you will need a towel and warm sesame oil or sunflower oil for this session).
The Everyday Way to Wellbeing
A new series of short webinars, which will look at some common daily challenges for people recovering from mental health problems. We want the course to be responsive to the particular needs and concerns of our students, so course topics will be partly determined by participants. To get us started, in Week One, we'll look at the challenge of getting out and about and doing the shopping. We’ll discuss some barriers,and how to overcome them, such as: leaving the house, using public transport, organising a short trip, and much more…
Part 1: getting out and about | 2:30pm-3: 30pm | Tuesday 8th September
Part 2: shopping | 2:30pm-3: 30pm | Thursday 10th September
Smoking and COVID-19 | 11am-12noon | Wednesday 9th September
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.
Introduction to Recovery Part 2 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Wednesday 9th September
N.B. Postponed from last week
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.
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: