Sleep Project

Working with individual learners and their family we will  be supporting those who find sleep a challenge to work on some ways to try and help this.

Sleep is vital to all our mental health and well-being. Here at Inclusion we will be delivering our own Sleep Project to support our learners and families to establish greater sleep health to assist learning, educational engagement and general health and well-being.
We know that many of our learners face challenges to their sleep health – either experiencing sleep deprivation or unsettled and disturbed sleep patterns.
This can then have an impact on mood, concentration, behaviour and emotional resilience – and their ability to attend sessions with us.

We would like to change this

Our sleep project aims to support young people and their families to regain control of this vital life skill and enable them to have a more positive relationship with sleep. 

Sleep is crucial for our well-being.  Sleep deprivation can have a huge impact on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. 

If you are struggling with this then please do talk to your tutor who will be able to offer you support and signpost to useful services. 

Have a look below for tips on sleeping. 

Find out more from The Sleep Charity

Getting enough sleep can help:

  • Concentration
  • Mood
  • Help us to feel calmer
  • Have a stronger immune system
  • Release hormones at night to properly support growth and weight

Not getting enough sleep can cause all sort of issues, including:

  •  Relationship breakdown
  • Difficulty regulating our emotions
  • Slower reactions times
  • Inability to cope with everyday life
  • Social isolation and loneliness
  • Inability to think rationally



A Parents Guide to Sleep


There are many different reasons why we may have difficulty sleeping – however there are some simple changes and activities that could help support our ability to get a restful nights sleep.

  • Encourage a routine – with regular bedtime and wake up times – even at the weekends!
  • Try and ensure the curtains are opened in the morning to let natural daylight flood the room and help re-set natural body clocks
  • Make the sleeping environment as relaxing as possible – free from distractions, noise and dark enough at bedtime (to encourage production of melatonin)
  • Also if possible try and discourage school work being done on the bed to ensure this is very much a relaxed area.
  • Encourage a time to switch off devices – ideally an hour before bed
  • Think about diet – if possible then try and avoid sugary or caffeinated snacks and drinks – especially close to bedtime.