Available courses

The Sleep Charity works to support children, young people and their families to get a good night’s sleep.


Our methods are evidence based and research has shown that on average children gain an additional 2.4 hours sleep per night when using our approach. Our training has been developed by working in collaboration with young people and professionals in the field. We believe in empowering young people with sleep knowledge so that they can make informed choices about their sleep routines.

If you are concerned about a young person’s health you should always seek the advice of a GP or a healthcare professional.


The Sleep Charity works to support children, young people and their families to get a good night’s sleep.


Our methods are evidence based and research has shown that on average children gain an additional 2.4 hours sleep per night when using our approach. Our training has been developed by working in collaboration with young people and professionals in the field. We believe in empowering young people with sleep knowledge so that they can make informed choices about their sleep routines.

If you are concerned about a young person’s health you should always seek the advice of a GP or a healthcare professional.


The Sleep Charity works to support children, young people and their families to get a good night’s sleep.


Our methods are evidence based and research has shown that on average children gain an additional 2.4 hours sleep per night when using our approach. Our training has been developed by working in collaboration with young people and professionals in the field. We believe in empowering young people with sleep knowledge so that they can make informed choices about their sleep routines.

If you are concerned about a young person’s health you should always seek the advice of a GP or a healthcare professional.

Thanks to Awards for All who funded the pilot project for young people in South Yorkshire. We could not have developed this programme without their kind support.


Our Sleep Success programme builds on the learning from the Foundation Programme offering a more in-depth exploration of sleep issues and providing strategies to explore.

It is suitable for both parent/carers and professionals. Sleep Success has been commissioned by a number of Local Authorities to ensure that their staff teams are all providing standardised, evidence based sleep information.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of our circadian rhythm and the need for routine
  • Identify sleep associations and sleep stages
  • Use a sleep diary to identify potential sleep issues
  • Develop good sleep hygiene for youngsters


Our Sleep Success programme builds on the learning from the Foundation Programme offering a more in-depth exploration of sleep issues and providing strategies to explore.

It is suitable for both parent/carers and professionals. Sleep Success has been commissioned by a number of Local Authorities to ensure that their staff teams are all providing standardised, evidence based sleep information.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of our circadian rhythm and the need for routine
  • Identify sleep associations and sleep stages
  • Use a sleep diary to identify potential sleep issues
  • Develop good sleep hygiene for youngsters


Our Sleep Success programme builds on the learning from the Foundation Programme offering a more in-depth exploration of sleep issues and providing strategies to explore.

It is suitable for both parent/carers and professionals. Sleep Success has been commissioned by a number of Local Authorities to ensure that their staff teams are all providing standardised, evidence based sleep information.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of our circadian rhythm and the need for routine
  • Identify sleep associations and sleep stages
  • Use a sleep diary to identify potential sleep issues
  • Develop good sleep hygiene for youngsters


Our Foundation Programme provides an introduction to our work and is suitable for both parents/carers and professionals. The course covers the importance of sleep, sleep physiology, how to identify the causes of sleep issues and some practical strategies to try.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Recognise the importance of sleep for wellbeing
• Identify possible reasons for children’s sleep issues
• Use some of the practical suggestions outlined



Our Foundation Programme provides an introduction to our work and is suitable for both parents/carers and professionals. The course covers the importance of sleep, sleep physiology, how to identify the causes of sleep issues and some practical strategies to try.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Recognise the importance of sleep for wellbeing
• Identify possible reasons for children’s sleep issues
• Use some of the practical suggestions outlined


Our Foundation Programme provides an introduction to our work and is suitable for both parents/carers and professionals. The course covers the importance of sleep, sleep physiology, how to identify the causes of sleep issues and some practical strategies to try.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Recognise the importance of sleep for wellbeing
• Identify possible reasons for children’s sleep issues
• Use some of the practical suggestions outlined


This training course is designed for professionals working in secondary schools.

This course outlines the reasons for the sleep issues, practical strategies to support youngsters to improve their sleep and useful resources to start conversations with young people and be able to share with them and parents/carers. Schools interested in improving attendance and attainment will benefit from having a Sleep Champion amongst their team.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of sleep for young people’s wellbeing
  • Identify possible reasons for sleep issues
  • Identify practical strategies to address sleep issues


Sleep Tight is a course for professionals and provides the tools needed to deliver early intervention sleep workshops.

Ideal for Family Support workers this comprehensive training package provides you with a toolkit to use directly with families to deliver a 5-week evidence based course. Research shows that on average children gain an additional 2.5 hours per night once the families have completed the programme.

Sleep Tight is now delivered in over 150 centres across the country.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

• Recognise the role of sleep hygiene to improve sleep

• Identify causes of sleep issues and appropriate practical strategies to try

• Interpret sleep diaries to identify potential sleep issues

• Deliver a 5 week sleep programme to families utilising the knowledge gained


A mini-series from Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University.

It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. It’s not about needing less sleep, but in older adults sleep quality declines and a change in sleeping patterns is experienced. 

Delivered by Professor Jason Ellis, this module delves into the relationship between sleep and aging, why sleep becomes more vulnerable as we age and some of the typical issues that older adults experience.

Materials are delivered entirely online through our online training hub. You will need to allow approximately one hour to complete the training. A downloadable workbook is provided as well as mini resource toolkit to take away.

The course covers:

  • Sleep throughout the life span
  • Changes in physiology and sleep architecture
  • Typical sleep pattern in an older adult
  • Common issues
  • Sleep in dementia


A mini-series from Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University.

It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. It’s not about needing less sleep, but in older adults sleep quality declines and a change in sleeping patterns is experienced.

Delivered by Professor Jason Ellis, this module delves into the relationship between sleep and aging, why sleep becomes more vulnerable as we age and some of the typical issues that older adults experience.

Materials are delivered entirely online through our online training hub. You will need to allow approximately one hour to complete the training. A downloadable workbook is provided as well as mini resource toolkit to take away.

The course covers:

  • Sleep throughout the life span
  • Changes in physiology and sleep architecture
  • Typical sleep pattern in an older adult
  • Common issues
  • Sleep in dementia


A mini-series from Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University.

Many people will experience bouts of insomnia from time to time, but menopause-related insomnia can stretch on for weeks and months if not properly treated.

Professor Jason Ellis explores why menopause can be a key trigger of insomnia because of some of the physiological and psychological changes women experience when going through the menopause.

Materials are delivered entirely online through our online training hub. You will need to allow approximately one hour to complete the training. A downloadable workbook is provided as well as mini resource toolkit to take away.

The module covers:

  • Sex differences in sleep
  • Sleep in menopause
  • Managing sleep during the menopause
  • Sleep hygiene


A mini-series from Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University.

I can't work, I can't think, I can't connect with anyone anymore…I mope through a day's work and haven't had a promotion in years… It's like I'm being sucked dry, eaten away, swallowed up, coming unglued… Gayle Greene

Delivered by Professor Jason Ellis, this module looks at what insomnia is, how it develops, some of the consequences associated with it and how we treat it.

Materials are delivered entirely online through our online training hub. You will need to allow approximately one hour to complete the training. A downloadable workbook is provided as well as mini resource toolkit to take away.

The course covers:

  • What insomnia is and the importance of a diagnosis 
  • DSM-V/ICD-10/ICSD-3 - what is the difference between diagnostic systems
  • How does it develop
  • The impact of insomnia
  • Treatment of insomnia


A mini-series from Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University.

40% of the adult population suffer with sleep issues impacting on mood, behaviour, ability to concentrate and productivity. 

In the module, Professor Jason Ellis provides an introduction to understanding adult sleep, ideal for professionals wanting to expand their knowledge around sleep in adults, and use it to help other areas of their work e.g. supporting adults with autism/ADHD, mental health issues etc.

The module covers:

  • What is sleep and what is normal sleep
  • Sleep physiology
  • How much sleep do adults need
  • How do we measure sleep
  • Importance of a sleep diary 

The Sleep Charity also gives an overview on the causes of sleep issues and identifies practical strategies that adults can try.