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SLaM Recovery College

1st Floor Administration Building


Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 8AZ

Telephone: 020 3228 3643


Email: hello@slamrecoverycollege.co.uk

timetable
summer term 2018
31 may – 20 august

www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk

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About the college

Recoveryis about a personal journey towards a meaningful and can’t attend for any reason please contact the Recovery College office as
satisfying life, towards living as well as possible, whatever symptoms or soon as possible so your place can be offered to someone on the waiting list.
difficulties are present. The workshops and courses we run aim to provide
Please note that you also need to be aged 16 or over to come to any of
the tools to make this happen, to help you become an expert in your own
our courses.
recovery or that of someone you care for.

Please see page 17 to find out how to enrol.


Our collegeoffers a learning approach that complements the existing
services provided by the Trust. Co-production is at the heart of everything Which courses should I choose?
we do. Every course and workshop we offer is co-designed and co-run by
If this is your first time as a student with the college, and with over fifty
trainers who have experienced mental health difficulties working alongside
courses to choose from, you might find it difficult to decide which ones
trainers from the mental health professions.
would be of most benefit to you. In which case, we can offer you the
opportunity to come in and have a chat with our peer learning advisor who
Who are our courses for?
will help you to work out a learning plan that will ensure you get the most
Our courses are free of charge and open to: out of your time with the college.

• People who use SLaM services To make an appointment, please call or email our office.
• Supporters (carers, family and friends) of the above
• People who have been discharged from SLaM services within
the last six months
• Supporters (carers, family and friends) of the above
• Anyone working with SLaM as a volunteer or peer supporter or who
is on the SLaM Involvement Register
• SLaM staff (not students)

You don’t need to be referred by anybody to enrol at the college and you can
choose whichever courses interest you or suit your needs.

All we’d ask is that, if you do put your name down for a course, you make
every effort to attend. Places for all our courses are in high demand so if you

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Course descriptions Understanding mental health difficulties and treatment

Brief descriptions of all the courses and workshops we are currently running N.B. for an explanation of course numbers and session letters, and the
can be found on our website: www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/courses. meaning of ‘TBC’ please see the section ‘About the timetable’ on page 4.
You are also very welcome to phone our office with any queries you might
Introduction to Psychological Therapies
have about any course: 020 3228 3643. One-day workshop
Manor House Library 10am-4pm Tuesday 31 July

Understanding Psychosis A
About the timetable Half-day workshop
Arts Network 10am-1pm Monday 16 July

Underneath the title of each course you’ll find this information: venue, time and
date. You can find the addresses of each venue on pages 20–21, but when we Understanding Psychosis B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)
send you confirmation we’ll also send you venue maps and travel information. Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1:30pm-4:30pm Tuesday 31 July

If we haven’t yet got a date and venue for a course it’ll be shown as ‘TBC’ – to
be confirmed. But you can still book a place – we’ll get in touch with you when Hearing Voices
Half-day workshop
we have the details.
Employment Academy 1:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 08 August

If we are running a course more than once, each date will be identified by a
letter, i.e. A, B, C etc. Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday 28 June
If a course consists of a series of workshops they’ll be identified by a numeral,
i.e. 1, 2, 3 etc.
Understanding Depression A
Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-1pm Tuesday 26 June

Understanding Depression B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)


Half-day workshop
Employment Academy 1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday 19 July

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Comedy School Courses

Two courses from The Comedy School, supported by SLaM’s Social Inclusion,
Understanding Anxiety A
Half-day workshop Hope and Recovery Project (SHaRP) and SLaM Recovery College, made
Croydon Mind Orchard House 10am-1pm Thursday 14 June possible by funding from Comic Relief, supported by The London Community
Foundation.
Understanding Anxiety B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)
Half-day workshop No previous experience of improvisation, stand-up or performing is required.
Employment Academy 1:30pm-4:30pm Tuesday 17 July
If you wish to take part in either of these seven-week courses you will first
Understanding Self Harm have to enrol on one of the related taster sessions.
Half-day workshop
Ortus Learning Centre 1:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 20 June

Understanding and Overcoming Panic Disorder


One-day workshop
Employment Academy 10am-4pm Tuesday 12 June

Understanding Personality Disorder


One-day workshop Improvisation
Employment Academy 10am-4pm Tuesday 03 July
Improvisation Taster Session
Two and a half-hour workshop
Understanding Hoarding Improvisation Taster Session A
One-day workshop SHARP Brixton 10:30am-1pm Thursday 07 June
Employment Academy 10am-4pm Tuesday 07 August
Improvisation Taster Session B
SHARP Brixton 10:30am-1pm Thursday 14 June
Understanding the Impact of Substance Use on Mental Health
One-day workshop
Manor House Library 10am-4pm Tuesday 19 June Seven-week Improvisation Course
Seven-week course | Two and a half-hour workshop each week
SHARP Brixton 1 10:30am-1pm Thursday 21 June
Alcohol: friend or foe SHARP Brixton 2 10:30am-1pm Thursday 28 June
One-day workshop
SHARP Brixton 3 10:30am-1pm Thursday 05 July
Ortus Learning Centre 10am-4pm Wednesday 04 July

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Rebuilding your life

SHARP Brixton 4 10:30am-1pm Thursday 12 July


N.B. for an explanation of course numbers and session letters, and the
meaning of ‘TBC’ please see the section ‘About the timetable’ on page 4.
SHARP Brixton 5 10:30am-1pm Thursday 19 July
SHARP Brixton 6 10:30am-1pm Thursday 26 July Moving on From Slam to Your GP: all you need to know
Half-day workshop
SHARP Brixton 7 10:30am-1pm Thursday 02 August
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-1pm Thursday 16 August

Stand-Up Comedy
Introduction to Recovery
One-day workshop
Stand-Up Comedy Taster Session
Two and a half-hour workshop Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-4pm Tuesday 05 June

Stand-Up Comedy Taster Session A


SHARP Brixton 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 07 June Introduction to Recovery & Support Planning
One-day workshop
Stand-Up Comedy Taster Session B
Mosaic Clubhouse 10am-4pm Monday 13 August
SHARP Brixton 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 14 June

Making Changes: where to start and how to maintain


Seven-week Stand-Up Comedy Course Two-week course | One-day workshop each week
Seven-week course | Two and a half-hour workshop each week
Ortus Learning Centre 1 10am-4pm Thursday 21 June
SHARP Brixton 1 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 21 June
Ortus Learning Centre 2 10am-4pm Thursday 28 June
SHARP Brixton 2 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 28 June
SHARP Brixton 3 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 05 July
SHARP Brixton 4 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 12 July
Staying Well & Making Plans: managing the ups and downs
Two-week course | One-day workshop each week
SHARP Brixton 5 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 19 July
Mosaic Clubhouse 1 10am-4pm Monday 30 July
SHARP Brixton 6 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 26 July
Mosaic Clubhouse 2 10am-4pm Monday 06 August
SHARP Brixton 7 2pm-4:30pm Thursday 02 August

From Surviving to Thriving


One-day workshop
Lambeth Vocational Services 10am-4pm Tuesday 17 July

Managing Your Mood


One-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-4pm Tuesday 10 July

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Confidence in Social Situations Introduction to Mindfulness B: a taster session (exactly the same course as
Two-week Course | One-day workshop followed by a half-day workshop above, repeated)
Ortus Learning Centre 10am-4pm Tuesday 14 August Two-hour workshop

Ortus Learning Centre/Dragon Café 12:30pm-5pm Monday 20 August It is strongly recommended that students attend this ‘taster’ workshop, or have some
previous experience of mindfulness, before applying for the five-week course.
Ortus Learning Centre 1pm-3pm Tuesday 05 June
Nature and Wellbeing
Half-day workshop
SHARP Brixton/Sydenham Woods 12noon-5pm Wednesday 11 July The Mindful Way to Wellbeing A
Five-week course | Two-hour workshop each week .

Outdoor Sanctuaries and Wellbeing It is strongly recommended that students attend the ‘taster’ workshop, or have some
Half-day workshop previous experience of mindfulness, before applying for this course
SHARP Brixton/Peckham Rye 12:30pm-5pm Thursday 05 July Ortus Learning Centre 1 10am-12noon Tuesday 12 June
Ortus Learning Centre 2 10am-12noon Tuesday 19 June
Walking and Wellbeing Ortus Learning Centre 3 10am-12noon Tuesday 26 June
Half-day workshop
Ortus Learning Centre 4 10am-12noon Tuesday 03 July
SHARP Brixton/Crystal Palace 12noon-5pm Thursday 14 June
Ortus Learning Centre 5 10am-12noon Tuesday 10 July

Creativity and Wellbeing A


Two-hour workshop The Mindful Way to Wellbeing B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)
Five-week course | Two-hour workshop each week .
Dulwich Picture Gallery 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday 27 July
It is strongly recommended that students attend the ‘taster’ workshop, or have some previous
experience of mindfulness, before applying for this course
Creativity and Wellbeing B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)
Two-hour workshop Ortus Learning Centre 1 1pm-3pm Tuesday 12 June

Dulwich Picture Gallery 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday 17 August Ortus Learning Centre 2 1pm-3pm Tuesday 19 June
Ortus Learning Centre 3 1pm-3pm Tuesday 26 June
Ortus Learning Centre 4 1pm-3pm Tuesday 03 July
Introduction to Mindfulness A: a taster session
Two-hour workshop Ortus Learning Centre 5 1pm-3pm Tuesday 10 July

It is strongly recommended that students attend this ‘taster’ workshop, or have some
previous experience of mindfulness, before applying for the five-week course.
Ortus Learning Centre 10am-12noon Tuesday 05 June

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Developing knowledge and skills

N.B. for an explanation of course numbers and session letters, and the
Tree of Life
One-day workshop meaning of ‘TBC’ please see the section ‘About the timetable’ on page 4.
Venue TBC Times TBC Date TBC
Mental Health Awareness
One-day workshop
Spirituality and Wellbeing Ortus Learning Centre 10am-4pm Thursday 02 August
Half-day workshop
Employment Academy 10am-1pm Monday 13 August
Mental Health: disclosure and your rights at work
One-day workshop
Employment Academy 10am-3pm Wednesday 04 July
How To Get a Good Night's Sleep A
Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1:30pm-4:30pm Tuesday 03 July Understanding and Challenging Stigma
One-day workshop
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-4pm Thursday 12 July
How To Get a Good Night's Sleep B (exactly the same course as above,
repeated)
Half-day workshop
Ours to Own: making human rights work for you
Employment Academy 1:30pm-4:30pm Friday 17 August One-day workshop
Manor House Library 10am-4pm Thursday 12 July

Telling Your Story


Eight-week course | Two-hour workshop each week
Understanding Care and Support
N.B. After the day 2 session this course will be closed to newcomers. One-day workshop
Bethlem OT Department 1 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 04 June Ortus Learning Centre 10am-3pm Tuesday 03 July
Bethlem OT Department 2 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 11 June
Bethlem OT Department 3 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 18 June Using Social Media to Find a Job
Bethlem OT Department 4 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 25 June Half-day workshop
Bethlem OT Department 5 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 02 July Venue TBC Times TBC Date TBC

Bethlem OT Department 6 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 09 July


Bethlem OT Department 7 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 16 July Communication Skills for Resilient Relationships
Half-day workshop
Bethlem OT Department 8 10:30am-12:30pm Monday 23 July
N.B. This workshop is primarily concerned with couples’ relationships
Venue TBC Times TBC Date TBC

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Emotional Intelligence: the path to emotional serenity Universal Credit
Two-week course | One-day workshop each week Half-day workshop
Arts Network 1 10am-4pm Monday 02 July Croydon Mind Orchard House 1:30pm-4:30pm Thursday 09 August
Arts Network 2 10am-4pm Monday 09 July

Minding Money A
Five-week course | Two-hour workshop each week
Introduction to Coaching Techniques for Recovery
Two-week course | One-day workshop each week Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 06 June
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1 10am-4:30pm Thursday 07 June Croydon Mind Fairfield House 2 10:30pm-12:30pm Wednesday 13 June
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 2 10am-4:30pm Thursday 14 June Croydon Mind Fairfield House 3 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 20 June
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 4 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 27 June

Coaching Techniques Masterclass Croydon Mind Fairfield House 5 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 04 July
One-day workshop
N.B. Only for students who have previously completed the Introduction to
Coaching Techniques for Recovery course Minding Money B (exactly the same course as above, repeated)
Five-week course | Two-hour workshop each week
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 10am-4pm Tuesday 19 June
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 1 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 11 July

Croydon Mind Fairfield House 2 10:30pm-12:30pm Wednesday 11 July


The Role of the Carer: sharing ideas to support and enrich everyday life
Two and a half-hour workshop Croydon Mind Fairfield House 3 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 11 July

Ortus Learning Centre 10am-12:30pm Tuesday 10 July Croydon Mind Fairfield House 4 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 01 August
Croydon Mind Fairfield House 5 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday 08 August

Equipping for Caring: information and tools to support and empower


Two and a half-hour workshop
Ortus Learning Centre 1:30pm-4pm Tuesday 10 July

Employment Support Allowance Explained


Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Orchard House 1:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 11 July

Personal Independence Payment Explained


Half-day workshop
Croydon Mind Orchard House 1:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 18 July

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Getting involved How to enrol

N.B. for an explanation of course numbers and session letters, and the If you have already registered with us, and your contact details haven’t
meaning of ‘TBC’ please see the section ‘About the timetable’ on page 4. changed, there’s no need to fill out an enrolment form again. Just email or
phone us and let us know which courses you want to sign up for.
Working Together: co-production in action
Half-day workshop Online:
Manor House Library 10am-1pm Wednesday 13 June
Website Download
The easiest way to enrol is online Download the enrolment form from
Facilitation Skills via our website: our website, fill it in and email it to:
One-day workshop
www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk enrol@slamrecoverycollege.co.uk
Manor House Library 10am-4pm Thursday 31 May
/enrol

Post/Email:
Introduction to Quality Improvement: what it is and how to get
involved If you would like to be sent a copy of the enrolment form
Two-week course | Half-day workshop each week
please contact:
Arts Network 1 1:30pm-4:30pm Monday 09 July
Post: Email:
Arts Network 2 1:30pm-4:30pm Monday 16 July
SLaM Recovery College hello@slamrecoverycollege.co.uk
Enrolments
Getting Involved in Peer Support 1st Floor Administration Building
Half-day workshop Maudsley Hospital
Venue TBC Times TBC Date TBC Denmark Hill
London
Volunteering and Recovery SE5 8AZ
Half-day workshop
Arts Network 10am-1pm Friday 15 June Phone:
Our team can support you to fill out the form over the phone if you’d prefer.
Telephone: 020 3228 3643

Cancellations
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course
or workshop for which you have enrolled, giving as much notice as you can,
so we can offer your place to another student.

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Need our help in any way?

Additional support Can a carer, friend, or family member come to the


If you feel that you need additional help in getting to a class or in fully course to support me?
taking part, please let us know in the space provided on the enrolment Absolutely, but we would ask that they take an active part and book onto
form. We understand there can be things which make getting to and the course by enrolling as a student too.
participating in education more difficult such as:
Do you provide refreshments?
• Feeling worried or stressed about being in groups and talking
Like any other college, we do not provide students with free food and
• Having difficulty getting to places on time or using public transport
drink. Most, if not all, of the venues we use offer tea and coffee, although
• Problems with concentration
sometimes these may need to be purchased (depending on the venue’s
• Dyslexia or other learning challenges
facilities). We are not able to provide lunch, and it is advisable that you
• Vision or hearing impairments
bring something with you if the course lasts all day – just in case the shops
• Mobility difficulties or pain that prevents you from sitting comfortably
are a distance away from the venue.
We will do our best to make it as easy as possible for you to take part. Remember: our courses are free of charge!
Volunteer travel buddies may be available to support you to attend our
workshops and courses. Will you pay my travel costs?
Similarly we cannot reimburse you for your travel costs.
Course materials
Please tell us in advance if you will require course materials in a more I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
accessible format (i.e. in large print, on a coloured background or in a
particular font you find easy to read) and we will do our best to meet Of course! If you would like to chat to us about these or any other issues,
your request. please call our office on 020 3228 3643.

Disabled access
We try to ensure that the venues we use for courses and workshops are
fully accessible and have disabled toilet facilities.
If you have more specific access requirements, please tell us in the space
provided on the enrolment form.

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Venues

Details for all our venues, including maps and travel information, can be Arts Network Croydon Mind Orchard House
found on our website: 8-12 Eltham Road 15A Purley Road
www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/venues Lee South Croydon
London CR2 6EZ
The Employment Academy Ortus Learning Centre
SE12 8TF
29 Peckham Road 82-96 Grove Lane
T: 020 8852 2849 T: 020 8253 8200
London Denmark Hill
SE5 8UA London
Croydon Mind Fairfield House Bethlem OT Department
SE5 8SN
10 Altyre Road Bethlem Royal Hospital
T: 020 7702 4260 T: 020 3701 1641
East Croydon Monks Orchard Road
Dulwich Picture Gallery Camberwell Library CR0 5LA BR3 3BX
Gallery Road 48 Camberwell Green
London Camberwell T: 020 8688 1210 T: 020 3228 4176
SE21 7AD London
SE5 7AL

Lambeth Vocational Services SHARP Brixton


3-6 Beale House 308 - 312 Brixton Road
45 Lingham Street London
London SW9 6AA
SW9 9HG
T: 020 3228 6800 T: 020 3228 7050

Mosaic Clubhouse Manor House Library


65 Effra Road 34 Old Road
Brixton London
London SE13 5SY
SW2 1BZ
T: 020 7924 9657

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Visit our website

Visit our website to find out more about the college and for regular Three downloads: SLaM’s Physical Health and Wellbeing booklet and
updates on any new courses, as well as any cancellations or changes to two Staying Well plans from the CNWL Trust – My Health and Wellbeing
published dates and venues. Plan and My Advance Statement of Preferences and Wishes.

www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk
Courses, Timetable, Venues and Enrol pages
Home page Brief descriptions of every course we are running this term, the latest
timetable and updates, maps and travel information for our venues, and
Three films which will give you a feel for what it’s like to be a student
the various ways you can enrol.
with us: a 15 minute introduction to the college and the way it’s run, a
film about the Tree of Life workshop, and a film about the Comedy
School Improvisation course. Downloads and Links pages
Lots of guides, booklets and other information to download as well as links
News page to various related charities, projects and organisations.

Information on events, opportunities and developments that we think will


be of interest to our students.

Recovery page
What we mean by ‘recovery’ and three films: one about the Dragon Café
project, one about Sydenham Gardens, and one from the filmmaker
Michelle McNary about the concept of recovery and what it means through
the personal experiences of four people who have been diagnosed
with schizophrenia.

Wellbeing page
An introduction to the Wheel of Wellbeing project and a film about
wellbeing made by SLaM's SHARP (Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery
Project) team and Michelle McNary.

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