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Sleep Awareness Training – November 2019 – Glasgow


Sleep Scotland now offers a two day sleep awareness course, which enables professionals to support families by giving advice on sleep hygiene. As sleep support workers, delegates who attend this course will be able to offer support to mainstream children while complex cases will need to be referred to a fully trained sleep counsellor.

The aims of the course are as follows:

  • to give participants a good knowledge of sleep hygiene and sleep processes.
  • to gain an introduction to the principles of cognitive behavioural management.

Cost: £250 (inc. VAT)

This course will be held on 11th & 12th November 2019 in Glasgow.

To apply, please follow this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1911SAGLAS


Teens+ Jumble Sale – 9th June


Our sister-organisation, Teens+, are holding a jumble sale on Sunday 9th June, 10am to 1pm, at their centre – 60 Ravenscroft Street, Edinburgh.

Teens+ Jumble Sale, Sunday 9th June 2019, 10am to 1pm

Teens+ (Transitional Education Extra Needs Support) is a unique educational service for young people with complex communication needs, autism; and its complexities, and behaviours that challenge services.


SIGN publish guidelines on diagnosis for children with FASD


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) have published guidelines on assessment and diagnosis of children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol. A suite of supporting materials to assist with implementation and awareness raising is also available – https://www.sign.ac.uk/sign-156-children-and-young-people-exposed-prenatally-to-alcohol.html?fbclid=IwAR2s8j9Um8jeKYvxRUBfODrDa5iXkRr4N9kvh_8fVN7d6VsN7OxVD6nxrZE


Sleep Scotland clarification on breastfeeding at night


Recently, we have had a number of enquiries regarding advice we give on night-time feeding for babies over the age of 6 months and would like to clarify our position.

Nutritionally, babies over 6 months do not normally need to be fed during the night, as long as they are feeding well during the day. This advice is in line with NHS guidance. Getting babies used to a distinct day time routine, which may include breast feeding as well as introducing solids, and night time routine with fewer or no feedings, at this age can help support good sleep practices as they get older.

However, many parents choose to continue to provide breast feeding during the night after 6 months, and this is entirely their choice. Sleep Scotland feels strongly that it is a parent’s right to choose, and we acknowledge the huge emotional benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child. Any advice we give is entirely to support those parents struggling with a sleepless child.