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Sleep Psychiatry

Monday 16th September 2019

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ

9:00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.15pm Close


Sleep disorders involve problems with the quality, timing and amount of sleep, which impacts functioning and quality of life. There are several sleep disorders of which insomnia is the commonest. Sleep disorders in people with mental illness and emotionally difficulties are less understood and possibly under recognised. Mental illness can contribute or exacerbate sleep difficulty. This multi-speaker programme aims to provide a comprehensive study day capturing the salient topics relevant for a busy clinician. 

Chaired by Dr Miriam Isaac, Consultant Psychiatrist in National Deaf CAMHS, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the sleep study day is aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of sleep disorders to help busy clinicians identify, assess and manage common sleep presentations in children and adults with emotional difficulties and mental disorders. The program intent to cover overview on main sleep disorders, neurological aspects of sleep disorders, respiratory aspects of sleep disorders, insomnia workshop including highlights from CBT, insomnia, medications and therapies to consider and how to write a person centred good sleep management plan.

After attending this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand common sleep difficulties in people presenting with emotional difficulties and mental illness
  • How to write a person centred good sleep care plan
  • Therapies and medications