Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Having a sleep issue is surprisingly common. At any given time this affects up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis). These problems are typically persistent and do not resolve themselves without intervention.
Families often don't know where to seek help and yet issues can often be nipped in the bud with basic and accessible interventions.
The National Sleep Helpline 03303 530 541
The National Sleep Helpline helps anyone with sleep issues including adults, parents and young people. The helpline is available from 7pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday on 03303 530 541.
Poor sleep can affect anyone and it can be a major stress for parents whose own sleep can be impaired by their children's difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or staying in their own bed, leading to greater stress.
Sleep Resources for Parents
You can find some ideas for wellbeing apps here: https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-wellbeing-apps-for-kids
Information about Mental Health in children: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people
Please see the links below for resources to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.