Sleep Support Line – extended service

Sleep Scotland is rolling out our free Sleep Support Line to provide on-the-spot guidance to parents and guardians struggling with their children’s and teenagers’ sleep problems. This includes, but is not limited to, mainstream, or typically developing, children and teenagers, who previously could not access our services.

The line will, for the first time, give all families across Scotland access to free support from Sleep Scotland’s experienced sleep counsellors, thanks to a grant from The Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Parents and carers will be able to seek tailored advice on sleep for their children, from sleepless toddlers to teenagers dealing with exam-stress and the distractions of social media. Details of the service, including opening hours and how to contact us, can be found here. If you are unable to call during those times, or require an alternative to using the telephone, please email us at and we will arrange an alternative.

Volunteer PA to Sleep Scotland CEO

Would you like to work with a busy, creative, happy group of people?

We are looking for someone with a lot of IT experience, flexibility required.

This opportunity is ongoing, of about 4–8 hrs weekly and would begin in January.

If you are interested, email your CV to For further information, give Mylene a ring on 0131 651 1392.

Sleep Scotland
8 Hope Park Square

Sleep Counsellor Training May 2018

We are running a Sleep Counselling course in London on the 23, 24, 25 and 30, 31 May 2018. This course is aimed at professionals who work with children and young people with additional support needs. After completion of the training, professionals will be able to establish and run a sleep counselling service. 

To apply for a place, please complete our online application form –

Cost: £990 per delegate.
** 20% Earlybird Discount Until 23/04/18 **

Sleep Awareness Training June 2018

Applications are now open for our next Sleep Awareness training on the 19th & 20th June 2018 in Glasgow. The course is designed to give professionals who work with children and young people an overview of how sleep can impact on their health and well-being.
To apply, please complete our online application form  –

£250 per delegate.
** 20% Earlybird Discount Until 30/04/18 **

Please contact our training team for more information (

Sleep support line now open in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sleep Scotland is proud to announce the launch of their new Sleep Support Line across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Sleep Support Line provides immediate advice, guidance, and support for the parents and guardians of children and young people with sleep problems. The line, which is open from Monday to Thursday, was set up to meet the increasing demand of families from across the country for whom their child’s poor sleep is disrupting their day to day lives. The service will be rolled out across Scotland later in the year. Families can contact the support team on 0800 138 6565.

Adoption UK project

We have recently started a new project in collaboration with Adoption UK. The project is designed to train the parents, carers, and professionals involved in the care of care-experienced children about sleep. Getting to sleep can be particularly hard for children who have had a difficult start to life. Part of the project will see Sleep Scotland offering workshops for parents and carers. These workshops will be held across Scotland. Keep an eye out for more details in the next few months…

Free sleep advice sessions for parents in Midlothian

There will be free sleep advice sessions for parents in Midlothian from January to March 2017.

Who can attend?

Parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years old

About the session

Each 45-minute session with a trained sleep advisor will cover these topics:

  • common sleep problems
  • environment
  • routine
  • pattern

More info

Where and when?

Dalkeith Medical Practice, Dalkeith

  • Mon 30 Jan 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 06 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 20 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 06 Mar 09:30–12:30

Gorebridge Primary School, Gorebridge

  • Wed 01 Feb 09:30–11:00

Roslin Medical Practice, Roslin

  • Fri 03 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 10 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 24 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 10 Mar 09:30–12:30

How to book

To book an appointment, please contact Sharon Sinclair:

0131 654 0489

Unplanned network outage

We are currently experiencing an unplanned network outage, affecting our phone and internet services. This means our information line is unavailable, and we may take longer than usual to respond to e-mail. This issue is being investigated with high priority, and will be resolved as soon as possible.

Update 30/08/16:

Our internet service has been restored, but our phones are still not working.

Update 31/08/16:

Our phone service has been restored, but our answering machine is not working. If you need to contact us outwith office hours, please send a message to, or use our contact form.

Sleep advice sessions for Midlothian parents/carers

Who is it for?
Parents/carers in Midlothian of a child between 6 months and 5 years.

What will it involve?
These sleep advice session are run in partnership by Sleep Scotland-trained professionals. This involves a 45 minute session with a trained sleep advisor convering a range of common problems
  • environment
  • routine
  • pattern

Where and when?
Sessions will be held at Dalkeith Medical Centre from 9.30 until 12.30 on Mondays 9 May, 30 May, 6 June 2016 and at Rosslyn Medical Centre from 9.30 until 12.0 on Fridays 29 April, 20 May, 27 May 2016. Please see the poster below for full details.

How do I book?
If you are interested in booking an appointment please contact Sharon Sinclair at or 077621 89123.

Midlothian sleep advice sessions Apr-June 16