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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Most of us know firsthand that sleep affects our mental state. This workshop aims to help students understand how sleep (or lack of it) affects our mental wellbeing and to learn some techniques to improve the quality of their sleep.

Sleep is closely connected to mental and emotional health and has demonstrated links to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other conditions. Mental health disorders tend to make it harder to sleep well and poor sleep can be a contributing factor to triggering and worsening of mental health problems.

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Explain how our mental health is related to sleep
  • Describe how sleep interacts with common mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD and schizophrenia.
  • Incorporate good ‘sleep hygiene’ into their daily routine.
  • Apply some practical tips and techniques to improve their sleep.

 

Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.

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