Why Sleep Matters – Educating Young People on the Importance of Sleep

Policy Hub Scotland have arranged the following session:

Why sleep matters – educating young people on the importance of sleep

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Venue: COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

Using a mix of presentations, existing examples of good practice and interactive roundtable sessions, the event will:

  • examine sleep and the sleep cycle and explore why this is particularly important to teenagers
  • consider the impact poor sleep can have on young people’s behaviours, their engagement in the classroom and their educational attainment
  • explore the effects of social media and digital technologies on young people’s sleep
  • highlight the benefits good sleep can have in helping young people maintain good mental health and wellbeing, particularly during times of increased stress or anxiety (such as around school exams) and explore the links between poor sleep and poor adolescent mental health
  • provide delegates with ‘good sleep hygiene’ tips and ‘sleep education’ lesson plans that can be delivered to pupils.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Dr Christopher-James Harvey, Director of the TEENSLEEP Project & Associate Director (Sleep Medicine), Sleep and Circadian Neurosciences Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Heather Cleland Woods, Lecturer – School of Psychology, University of Glasgow

Tam Baillie, Speaker, trainer and consultant; formerly Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Kirsten Russell, Research Assistant – School o f Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde

More information – including the full conference outline, key themes to be covered throughout the day and background information on the speakers – can be found on the event webpage…


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An early bird discount is available for this event.  Guarantee your place to attend by completing booking by Friday 20 April 2018 and enjoy 20% off the cost of your tickets.

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