Helping children sleep well for almost 30 years…
I’m Mandy Gurney the founder of Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic, a member of the British Sleep Society and I’ve been advising on child sleep issues for almost thirty years. I trained as a nurse and worked as a midwife in the NHS and private sector, I then went on to train as a health visitor.
Even before my son was born, I had spent years working with worn-out parents of new babies and young children. But it was my experience with my own baby that made me realise what sleep deprivation was about. He suffered with very severe food allergies and really bad reflux. He cried day and night, because he was in so much pain. I knew I needed help.
When I returned to work as a health visitor I asked colleges ‘how do I get my baby to sleep better?’, no one knew. Fired up by the realisation that there was a real need for sleep support for parents, I set out to make myself a sleep expert; I wanted to be able to help other people in the same situation.
I read and researched about children’s sleep problems and, then set up a baby sleep clinic in St Charles hospital London. The clinic was quickly inundated, with referrals.
The methods I used got great results, and were the catalyst I needed to launch Millpond Sleep Clinic in 2000.
The clinic’s reputation spread and the team of sleep experts grew. Millpond now work with families all over the world.
Since 2007 we have been delivering sleep training workshops to NHS staff and health care professionals across the UK, alongside talks for parents and sleep workshops in the corporate sector.
And nowadays, myself and the team of sleep specialists can be seen everywhere from TV to the national press,websites and seminars.
We’re proud to be able to say that we succeed in 97% of cases.