Health Professionals Sleep Training Workshop
This workshop is certified and approved for 6 hours CPD by The CPD Certification Service
We are proud to be able to say that we have been commissioned to deliver sleep training for health professionals in the NHS across the UK and Eire since 2007 with many Trusts returning for repeat training and updates. In addition, our sleep workshops are now mandatory for staff in many NHS Trusts.
Our workshop is firmly grounded in evidence-based practice and is accredited for 6 CPD Hours by The CPD Certification Service.
We use a range of real life case studies during the day giving delegates the opportunity to assess sleep problems, plan appropriate interventions and evaluate outcomes.
Millpond’s sleep workshops are led by Mandy Gurney founder of Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic and Juliet Newson. Both Mandy and Juliet are highly experienced Sleep Therapists and have been working directly with families with sleep problems for over 18 years.
Mandy and Juliet are both health professionals and have over 30 years’ experience as registered general nurses, midwives and health visitors, and have been running sleep practitioner workshops for health professionals in the NHS across the UK and Eire for over a decade.
Mandy is a key note speaker presenting at The Baby and Toddler show and she delivers sleep seminars in the workplace and for schools. She is the author of the both the sleep bible “Teach Your Child to Sleep” (Hamlyn, 2016), and has also written “The Bedtime Book”, (Ladybird 2016) a children’s book on sleep for the popular children’s television programme “In The Night Garden”.
Who is the course suitable for?
Our popular one-day sleep practitioner study day is designed to be highly engaging, interactive and relevant to all community staff working directly with families and young children aged from babies through to school age.
Why we are here
By the end of the day delegates will be able to
Our next Sleep Workshop date
Prices are per person attending and include lunch, refreshments throughout, a copy of Millpond’s Book:
‘Teach Your Child To Sleep’
Certificate of Attendance
To book, call us on 020 8444 0040 or return the booking form below via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What delegates said about our workshop
100% of delegates thought the day was excellent or very good and 100% of delegates were happy to recommend the course to a colleague
But don’t just take our word for it please see below a few comments from previous delegates:
“I already accept referrals for sleep difficulties, developing programmes for adolescents and want to apply these very helpful and useful techniques in my clinic. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, thank you. Really clear, interesting and positive workshop” Dr Patrick Loughran, Senior Clinic Psychologist, Ireland
“I recently attended the Millpond sleep practitioner workshop and it was one of the best study days that I have ever attended. It has had a huge impact on my clinical practice, as I now have a better understanding of sleep cycles, preventing inappropriate sleep association and how to reset body clocks and feel more confident in supporting parents with children with sleep problems.”
Nicki Murray, Health Visitor
“This training day has been very positively received by all members of the health visiting team. Staff feel better equipped to assess and provide advice on interventions that are evidence based to support parents. I strongly recommend that all clinical staff attend this extremely valuable training.” Carol Adams, Clinical Educator Health Visiting. Lewisham NHS Trust
“I have never seen so many excellent evaluations of a study day. The Millpond Workshop was the most practical and useful training I have attended since I qualified as a health visitor, 27 years ago! In my opinion practical sleep sessions should be a core component of health visitor training. I would highly recommend the Millpond Training to anyone who works with children and families, as sleep is so important to everyone’s physical and emotional well-being.”
“I found the sleep practitioner study day extremely useful and have supported families since using strategies learnt on the day. I have also been able to share knowledge with my colleagues, which they have found useful too. The day also reinforced advice I was already giving – always good to know it is still current and relevant. The presenters were lively and held my interest throughout the day.” Sue Parker Community Nursery Nurse
“I wish I’d had this training as part of my Health Visitor training.” H Hubback, Health Visitor, Cardiff & Vale
“A very valuable study day; well structured, informative and easily digested. I will return with more confidence and knowledge.” W Saunders, Community Nursery Nurse, ONEL Children’s Services
“An excellent, interactive training session, all health visitors will benefit from this workshop.”T Gaul, Health Visitor
“A very informative and useful day. Information gained is very relevant to my practice.” Dann, Health Visitor
After 19 years as a HV I was quite sceptical about how much I would learn from the day, but I was pleasantly surprised – very valuable.” Margaret Meddings, Health Visitor
“Two very knowledgeable and professional co-ordinators. It has been an enjoyable date. I have met with some lovely people.” Linda Cornish, Senior Community Nurse
“Excellent course. Very well delivered. This has given me confidence to help parents with their children’s sleep issues.” Rachel Gardner, Health Visitor
“All brilliant – thank you! We have been trying to secure funding for 18 months and finally did it! Really pleased we managed it & were able to come.” Melody Lane, Community Nursery Nurse
“An excellent and very relevant training day. Delivered in an interesting and stimulating way. I have wanted to attend this day for a long time.” Vicky Dennett, Health Visitor.
“A good delivery of information. A nice balance between teaching, participation and activities”. Simone Rumbles, Health Visitor.
“Fantastic course, wish I had been able to access sooner”. Julie Thompson, Health Visitor.
“Can’t wait to put it into practice!” Joanna Pearson, Health Visitor.
“Excellent training- very valuable for my practice”. Sara Mortimer, Health Visitor.
“This training should be mandatory, I shall use it every day!” Ruth Brinkman, CNN.
In-house sleep workshop for your staff
Sleep practitioner training for your staff within your Trust or organisation
If you have a team of community health professionals you wish to train, Millpond can come to you. This is the most cost-effective way of training a number of staff and where appropriate, other teams in your locality could be invited to attend spreading the overall costs.
Previously we have been commissioned to train staff in numerous NHS Trusts and organisations across the UK and Ireland, many returning to train additional staff, including Wales, the Home Counties, the South East, the South West, the Midlands and most London Health Trusts. Workshop feedback delegates attending our training sessions are health visitors, community nursery nurses, family support workers, children’s centre staff and school nurses.
All of our sessions are evaluated and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive with 100% of participants saying they would have welcomed the session as part of their health visitor training.
Should you wish to discuss your particular staff training needs please contact us 020 84440040
Sleep Training Workshops for professionals working with the school aged child
Our sleep trainers deliver sleep training sessions for professionals working in education.
This session is suitable for school nurses, teachers or teaching assistants who work with school aged children.
A Millpond Workshop for Health and Education Professionals
Preparing Children for a Healthy and Optimal Experience at School
This workshop is interactive and aims to provide a forum for the discussion and exploration of school children’s sleep problems. Delegates will be able to offer preventative intervention and up-to-date advice for both parents and directly to the children themselves.
Why we are here
By the end of the day delegates will be able to
If you have a team of staff you wish to train, Millpond can come to you.
Poor Sleep Affects Learning
We also provide sleep education packs that you can purchase from us for teacher’s use in the classroom.
Our Teaching Packs contain everything you need for an inspiring, interactive lesson on the importance of good sleep.
Some of the NHS Trusts we have had the pleasure of training to date