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Sleep is an important part of everyone’s lives and we know that difficulties with sleep can make managing daily activities more difficult. This might include feeling more stressed, anxious, angry or unable to complete tasks. In families, if one person is struggling to sleep this can affect the whole family. We have collected some resources to help young people improve their sleep.

As we know people struggling with sleep can have difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and behaviours, you may find our other sections helpful.

Quick Reference and Top Tips

Booklets and Guides

Video Resources

Further Resources

Local Services

Sheffield Family Centres Provide activities, workshops and advice sessions to support different aspects of family life and child development. 

Sheffield Parent Hub Run a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. They have a range of programmes specifically designed for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) Provides varying levels of support for families who are experiencing difficulties to help strengthen their resilience and capacity to avoid crisis. Families can access this support directly or a referral can be made by professionals involved with the family or nurseries/schools. Your child does not need a confirmed diagnosis to access this service.

Health visiting Health visitors help to keep babies and children healthy from 0-5 years old. They work closely with Public Health England and Sheffield City Council to make sure that families are able to access the best local and national support. 

National Organisations

Cerebra Sleep advice service offering information and telephone support. 

Tired out A website to support families raising disabled children to find help and information about sleep. 

The Sleep Charity A website providing advice and support with a specific page for resources for children with SEND. 

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