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Sleep and Anxiety for parent/carers of children and young people with SEN – Online Zoom Event

Our specialist Sleep Practitioners have all been trained by the Southampton NHS Sleep Service and have professional backgrounds in learning disability nursing, social work and teaching. Most importantly, they are also parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs.

This workshop focuses on how anxiety affects a child’s ability to get to sleep and stay asleep. If you need more in-depth information about the biology of sleep and about different sleep problems such as refusing to stay in bed, getting up in the night, co-sleeping or early waking, it will be useful for you to do the general sleep course before or after this one. Please click here for more information.

Topics covered:

  • Why do we need sleep?
  • What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
  • Common sleep problems
  • What is anxiety?
  • Some types of anxiety
  • How to manage your child’s anxiety
  • Mindfulness exercise
  • Breathing exercise
  • Reading suggestions and resources
  • Opportunity to ask questions

Date: Friday 25th September

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: £5 for Berkshire families. We have a small number of tickets available for Non-Berkshire families at a cost of £10.


This event requires a password which will be in your booking confirmation email along with the link to view the webinar. Please check your junk folder!

We are very grateful to The Good Exchange and Greenham Trust for funding this workshop. It will be lead by specialist sleep practitioner Helen Tracey and co-hosted by Helen Cattermole. Other areas of PSC work receive no funding at all, for example our Helpline, so we are always grateful for any donations however large or small.

If you haven’t attended a Zoom webinar before you may find this information helpful. We will be using the Q&A/Chat function to allow you to ask questions during the workshop. The webinars are best viewed on a PC or laptop. Please have the latest version of Zoom installed. You can download the software here. Zoom will ask you to register/sign in to the webinar so please allow time for this before the webinar starts.


Friday 25 September 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


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