The Sleeping Better Appeal
The Sleeping Better Programme is a pioneering new treatment for young people suffering with sleeping problems. After a successful pilot, we now need your support to treat more young people like Jennie. Eventually we hope to bring the Sleeping Better Programme into schools and help as many young people as possible.
To support the Sleeping Better Appeal, donate today.
Jennie is 15. Only a short while ago she would spend most nights awake, watching the clock tick, counting down how much sleep she might eventually get.
She was stressed, worried and anxious about work and felt under pressure to perform well at school. Jennie was overwhelmed with negative thoughts and feelings which filled every corner of her life.
Jennie felt completely alone and could no longer cope.
Desperately in need of help, she was able to join the Sleeping Better Programme at the University of Reading. There, Jennie met and talked to a therapist and - together with her parents - began making positive changes to her sleep routine. After only a few weeks Jennie began to have hope that things would finally get better.
With sleep problems affecting six children in every classroom, Jennie's story isn't unique. It's one we hear far too often and one that might be familiar to you. In many cases they are associated with anxiety and depression in young people. In these cases, the problem will not simply 'go away'.
The Sleeping Better Programme
Though research has indicated the close link between poor sleep and depression, especially in young people, most treatments do not touch on it.
To address this, University of Reading academics have developed the pioneering Sleeping Better Programme, an innovative treatment to help young people break the vicious cycle of bad sleep and depression.
The Sleeping Better Programme has already undergone a successful pilot phase, and has helped a number of young people, including Jennie, to overcome difficulties that were once insurmountable.
But there is still a long list of people in need of treatment.
We now need your help to get this treatment out of the clinics and into schools. By teaching teachers to recognise the signs of sleep problems, we can make a huge improvement to young people's mental health at the frontline. You can make this possible.
How you can help
You gift has the potential to change a life.
- Diagnostic Assessment - £30
- Introduction to the Sleeping Better Programme - £50
- Patient Record Account - £80
- Therapist for one young person undergoing treatment - £180
- Actiwatch for sleep monitoring - £500
- One young person's full treatment, including resources and therapy - £750
To help change a young person's life, please give now.