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Supporting children, young people and families with sleep


20/08/2019 09:30






About this event

Increasingly, children and young people are losing sleep for a variety of reasons. This training will help practitioners working with children and young people to better understand how and why we sleep and what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. This training will also explore how you can support children and young people to develop good sleep practices which can improve the quality and quantity of their sleep.

 Key learning:

  • The psychology and physiology of sleep
  • What happens when sleep goes wrong and common sleep disorders
  • Good sleep hygiene - the common sleep behaviours that can help children and young people get a better night’s sleep.

Facilitator bio

Janet Lindsay, Development Manager at Sleep Scotland, has worked as a teenage sleep counsellor and lecturer for a number of years. She is passionate about raising awareness of the importance of a good night's sleep with our young people. 

Alyson O'Brien, Sleep Support Manager at Sleep Scotland, supports Sleep Scotland’s network of sleep counsellors. She is also a trained sleep counsellor, providing advice and support to families to help resolve their child's sleep problems.

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