Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Event

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Event for parents and carers on 12th March, 6:15pm – 7:30pm

The National Sleep Foundation celebrates its annual Sleep Awareness Week at the beginning of March, to highlight the importance of good sleep health for all. A recent survey by Place2Be found that children and young people who get less sleep are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work. So we know that sleep is really important – but what can we do when it isn’t coming easily?

Join us at Tynecastle High School on Tuesday 12th March for an evening of conversation and information about what sleep is, why it is so important, and what we can do to help ourselves get a better night’s sleep. This session will be led by Place2Be School Project Manager Sarah Haywood. Refreshments will be available from 6:15pm, for a 6:30pm start. We hope to help you get to sleep – but not until you get home!

No need to book, just join us on the night. Parents and carers with children at Tynecastle High School and any of our partner primary schools are welcome to come along.

World Sleep Day – Save the Date

Save the date! Join us on World Sleep Day – Tuesday 12th March from 6:15pm – 7:30pm where we’ll be exploring Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with our Place2Be Project Manager Sarah Haywood. World Sleep Day is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. More details about our school event to follow…

Ready for a rest? Happy Holidays!

Children’s Mental Health Week is coming to a close, and as the school holiday approaches, today in school we have been focussing on the role of sleep in keeping ourselves Healthy: Inside and Out. New research from Place2Be shows that sleep is connected with worrying: of the 1,100 10-11 and 13-15 year-olds who were surveyed in this new research, those who slept fewer than 9 hours per night were more likely to say they often don’t know what to do when they are worried — and that once they start worrying, they cannot stop.

With that in mind, we wish you all a safe and restful holiday – with plenty of sleep, if that’s what you need. And don’t forget that, after the holiday,  Place2Be staff will still be on hand to support students, families and staff with everything to do with mental health and emotional wellbeing – including issues around sleep. Contact Sarah Haywood, our Place2Be School Project Manager, for more information. Happy holidays!