Silent Nights

Helping children and families get the rest they need this Christmas.

Silent Nights

Helping children and families get the rest they need this Christmas.

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With Christmas just around the corner, I think it’s fair to say that after the year it’s been, we’re all in need of some festive joy and cheer!

We’ve launched our Christmas campaign in the hope of spreading some of this to children living with a brain condition and their families who have found each day such a struggle since the pandemic.

With care and respite disrupted and routines completely turned upside down, our Sleep Support is playing a crucial role in helping many of these families through their daily challenges by ensuring they get the rest they desperately need. In doing so, we’re hoping many more families will be able to have a peaceful and happy Christmas.

Help families get the rest they need

This year, we’re asking if you could please give a gift of just £15 to provide one hour of sleep support to a child and their family.

How your money helps

Just as each hour of sleep is so important, so is each hour of sleep support a family receives. The more time we can spend working with a child and their family, the fewer sleepless nights they will have.

On average, we spend 8 hours with each family we’re able to help. Getting sufficient sleep is crucial as it affects every single aspect of our waking lives – our mood, behaviour, physical and mental well-being and our performance. That’s why each hour spent with a child and their family is so important.

We work closely with them to understand behaviours and routines, tailoring support to guide them through every step towards getting a good night’s sleep. We may have had to adapt the way we work but we’re still that all important voice at the end of the phone to be called upon whenever needed. We’re also moving our Sleep Workshops online to continue to share knowledge and provide support to multiple families.

All children experience sleep difficulties at some point, whether it’s refusing to go to bed, having difficulty going to sleep or not wanting to sleep alone. However, while all children can have some issues with sleep, for children with neurodevelopmental conditions sleep difficulties are much more common and more persistent. This has a long-term impact on the wellbeing, not only of the child, but the whole family.

This year, if you’re able to give the gift of just one hour of sleep support, you’ll be helping a child and their family to have a very happy Christmas.

Judith's Story

Judith explains how our Sleep Service has not only given her advice but also the confidence to tackle her daughter’s sleep problems.

Our Research

Our research is designed to find answers to the problems families face. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to so many factors in our waking lives so we’re proud to be funding two excellent projects looking at sleep from different angles.

Our Mission

We have big plans for the future. We want to transform our research into support mechanisms that can make a real difference to the lives of so many families who are going without sleep.

Our Sleep Service

If you have a child with a brain condition and you're struggling with sleep our Sleep Service may be able to help.

Sleep Tips

Our Sleep Tips booklet gives tips and techniques for tackling the most common sleep problems.

Make a Donation

Our Sleep Service plays a crucial role in helping many families through their daily challenges by ensuring they get the rest they desperately need. Your support will mean more families can have a peaceful and happy Christmas.