We were delighted to launchThe Children and Young People’s Sleep Manifesto atWestminster on Tuesday 24th October. The manifesto outlines three key points around our campaign which are:
For a better national understanding of the importance of sleep
For quality sleep support to be available for families
For sleep to be recognised as a vital component of mental health.
The Sleep Manifesto has already been supported by a number of high profile organisations and individuals including Netmums, The Sleep Council and The Mental Health Foundation.If you agree with our vision please do consider adding your support as an individual or as an organisation.Please contact us for details.
Vicki Dawson, CEO and Founder of The Children’s Sleep Charity says, “Sleep issues significantly impacts on the mental, physical and emotional health of children and their families. Research shows that up to 40% of children will at some point experience a sleep issue. By ensuring that sleep support is available to those that need it we are confident that vast improvements will be seen in the nation’s health and wellbeing thus reducing pressure on public services.”
Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Jenny Edwards CBE, gave her support to the manifesto at the launch " The Mental Health Foundation recognise sleep as vital for mental health. With one in three adults who suffer insomnia developing mental health conditions, establishing good quality sleep as early as possible for children and young people could help prevent this. We fully support The Children's Sleep Charity's manifesto and hope that everyone will join the calls to action".
Please support our Sleep Manifesto. Download, share our links and post your Facebook supporter badge. You can also join our mailing list . With your help we can raise the profile of sleep deprivation and the need for families to have access to free quality sleep support.