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Sleep Counsellor Training – Glasgow October 2019


This is an in-depth course for professionals working with children with additional support needs and sleep problems.
The course will provide delegates with:
  • a comprehensive knowledge of sleep processes
  • an understanding of the psychology and physiology of sleep particularly for those with additional support needs
  • the cognitive and behavioural principles and techniques available to manage the sleep problems of children and young people with additional support needs
  • information on how to set up and run a sleep counselling service
£790 for delegates working in Scotland. £990 for delegates working outwith Scotland (due to funding received from the Scottish Government). **20% early bird discount available** The course will be held in Glasgow – exact dates TBC. Please contact the training team if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information once it becomes available – training@sleepscotland.org or 0131 258 1258

1 Day ‘Sound Sleep’ Training for schools


Sound Sleep is an education programme for children that raises awareness of the importance of sleep for health and wellbeing and helps individuals to adopt positive sleep habits into their daily routines. The one day ‘train the trainer’ course for professionals working with children in education will provide delegates with an introduction to the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders, an understanding of how to get a good night’s sleep and an overview of sleep hygiene theory and putting it in to practice. There is also an introduction to the Sound Sleep manual – a unique teaching resource providing you with everything you need to run sleep lessons across your school.

‘Sound Sleep’ for Schools (primary and secondary) – Dundee, 18th June 2019

 Cost: £195 (including VAT)   Apply online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1906SSDUND

‘Sound Sleep’ for Primary Schools – Edinburgh, 29th August 2019

 Cost: £195 (including VAT)   Apply online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1908SSPEDIN

‘Sound Sleep’ for Secondary Schools – Glasgow – 5th September 2019

Cost: £195 (including VAT)   Apply online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1909SSHGLAS

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 sleepsupport@sleepscotland.org and we will arrange an alternative.


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

sleepclinicmss@gmail.com


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 enquiries@sleepscotland.org, 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 sleepclinicmss@gmail.com or 077621 89123.

Midlothian sleep advice sessions Apr-June 16