Assessing and responding to sleep problems in young people seeking help for mental ill-health

The importance of sleep to our health and wellbeing is increasingly being recognised and understood. Yet many young Australians are not getting enough sleep, and some young people experience significant sleep problems. As sleep impacts on functioning and mental health, assessing and treating problematic sleep is crucial.

This resource is designed to assist those working clinically with young people. Alongside consideration of assessment and risk factors, interventions with demonstrated effectiveness in young people with sleep problems will be discussed.