Approximately 30% of primary school children and 70% of teenagers experience insufficient sleep.
Focusing on sleep health in schools is vital as we become increasingly aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and reduced academic outcomes, psychological problems, reduced school attendance and increases in risk-taking behaviours.
There are various options for parent and staff programs. Traditionally the staff session focused on student wellbeing, however increasingly requests are for the staff program to focus more on supporting staff wellbeing. The Sleep Connection will work with you to find the best options for your parents and staff communities.
The student program can be tailored to suit students from Stage 3 through to Year 12. Contact The Sleep Connection for a complementary conversation regarding the best year groups to run the program for in your school, including from a more preventative perspective.
The aims of the programs are to provide a simple, yet effective framework to help students, parents and staff:
Additionally The Sleep Connection aims to collaborate further with schools and equip them with ideas they can implement for more of a whole-school approach to becoming a “sleep smart school”.