What is happening this month at Sleep Unlimited? – April 2022
We had an amazing time in March attending the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference, delivering our first open course of the year and celebrating World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day also marked the start of our partnership with the British Psychological Society, providing them with ‘The Psychology of Sleep’ Series.
Our team were so excited to get out the office and attend their first face to face conference since 2020! It was lovely to meet so many people as passionate about sleep as we are and to catch up with our friends at Halsa and the VRA.
At the Health and Wellbeing conference we noticed an increased concern in the quality of sleep in shift workers. 14% of the UK’s workforce are shift workers – and after young men, shift workers are the category of drivers most at risk of accident, which is why this is a major concern.
Evidence shows us that:
- shift work disrupts the body clock, causes fatigue and sleeping difficulties, disturbs appetite and digestion, can lead to a reliance on sedatives and stimulants, causes social and domestic problems, impacts negatively on health.
- Effective management of shift patterns will increase health and wellbeing, performance, product quality, productivity and decrease errors and accidents, absenteeism and staff turnover.
We have a range of training specialising in managing changing shifts to optimise sleep – both onsite training and web-based training (live and recorded).
We also offer consultation around shift working patterns – offering comprehensive advice after an onsite inspection, consultation with employees and examination of shift working rotas – and guidance through making necessary changes – and we can provide assessment and treatment options for people who are struggling with their sleep.
If you are also concerned about any shift workers in your company and would like further help, please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership with The British Psychological Society
We are extremely excited to announce our training modules are now available via the British Psychological Society’s Virtual Learning Platform, BPS Learn learn.bps.org.uk.
The Psychology of Sleep series created by Dr David Lee, Clinical Director at Sleep Unlimited, includes six modules on Psychophysiology of sleep, Sleep and Mental Health, an introduction to NICE approved CBTi, shift working, child sleep and Sleep Apnoea. The training is available as a series or separate modules to Members and non-members and includes live Q&A with Dr Lee.
We are proud to be in partnership with the British Psychological Society – this is the first time a sleep course has been recognised by a professional registration body of such high repute as the BPS!
It is another busy month delivering training here at Sleep Unlimited – and we are looking forward to delivering a talk about managing fatigue to the charity Headway Sefton and meeting their new members at the end of the month!
We hope you have a lovely Easter! Our offices will be closed over the bank holiday, and we will get back to any enquiries as soon as possible on our return on the 19th of April.