SLaM Recovery College

Recovery is about people with mental health difficulties having the same opportunities in life as everyone else. It is about a personal journey towards a meaningful and satisfying life. It is about hope, control and opportunity. It is about living as well as possible. SLaM Recovery College run workshops and courses to provide the tools to make this happen, to help you become an expert in your own recovery or that of someone you care for or work with.

Every course and workshop SLaM Recovery College offer is co-designed and co-run by trainers with lived experience working alongside trainers from the mental health professions.  The courses are free of charge and open to:

  • People who use SLaM services
  • 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
  • Volunteers and peer supporters working with SLaM
  • SLaM staff

Please note that you also need to be aged 16 or over to come to any SLaM Recovery College courses. You do not need a referral to come along to any of our courses. If you’re interested in coming along you enrol as a student online.

SLaM Recovery College run some of the Hub’s Wellbeing Workshops, which are free to all Southwark residents. You can download a brochure of these workshops here: To register for these courses, please contact Joy Matthews at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. To enrol on other SLaM Recovery College courses, please contact the Recovery College using the details below.