I was given lots of time and ideas that I hadn’t tried before. Going through the routine in detail was more helpful than I realised, and this is what I have focused on. Highly recommend the service and the staff member I spoke to. I’d call again
To improve the quality of life for families of children with additional support needs and sleep problems by providing the most appropriate intervention
To increase the opportunities for children and young people to reach their potential
To raise the awareness of the impact of sleep deprivation on the health and wellbeing of families nationwide
How we achieve them
Sleep counsellors work with parents, carers and other professionals to examine current sleep patterns and problems and implement behavioural and cognitive techniques.
Sleep counsellor training
An intensive five day course which examines the processes of sleep and different types of sleep disorders. Cognitive and behavioural analyses show how children with additional support needs develop poor sleep patterns. In conjunction with parents and carers, a range of specially adapted techniques are tried to improve the child’s sleep patterns.
An education programme that raises awareness among children and young people of the importance of sleep for their health and wellbeing, and helps them implement positive sleep habits in their routines. Launched in 2011 for secondary schools and 2018 for primary schools throughout the UK, Sound Sleep consists of a training day and teaching resource manual for professionals working in schools.
Support call service
An information and help line for parents, carers and other family members, offering advice and support on good sleep practices for all children aged over 18 months living in Scotland.