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Sleep Support for Children and Families in Tameside and Glossop


Improving sleep

Many children experience difficulties with their sleep which can mean from time to time, children may have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. Sleep can help us stay healthy, improve our mood and is super important when it comes to learning. 

A good night’s sleep can make a huge difference to our daily life. Parents and carers who struggle to manage their child’s sleep also say it often affects their own wellbeing too.

We know that children with additional needs and disabilities are more likely to experience problems with sleep. However, supporting your child with proven strategies and techniques can really make a difference, meaning they are much more likely to sleep better.

By accessing the resources you can learn how to help your child sleep well from their early years through to adolescence.  
 
 
 

NHS sleep advice

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/
 

Support and online training for families around child development or mental health

MindEd for Families is intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people in their family when they are concerned about a young person’s mental health or well-being.
   

A child who does not sleep well can affect the whole family. Disabled children and those with certain medical conditions are more likely to experience problems with sleeping.  

E-LEARNING


The Sleep Geek - understanding sleep e-learning session: Don't hit snooze on your health
 
 

Find out how food and diet, sleep diaries and much more can improve your child's sleep patterns.  

At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely. Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. We can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues). The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is 03303 530 541. You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
 

Many children with autism have poor sleep patterns. The autism sleep clinic is here to help
Autism sleep clinics are for parent and carers in the North West  

Sleep service telephone support
Sleep Cards Sleep Cards - Cerebra
Sleep Guide for parents https://cerebra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sleep-guide-june19-low-res.pdf