Not sleeping soundly? Experiencing insomnia or poor-quality sleep?
We've partnered with Sleepstation to help Anglican clergy (serving and retired), ordinands and their spouses/partners (including those who are divorced, separated or widowed) access an online programme designed to address the problems caused by a disturbed night's sleep.
Sleepstation offers a web-based programme, approved by the NHS in the UK since 2012, with a user-friendly interface.
Participants complete therapy sessions in their own time, with proactive and reactive support from Sleepstation when needed.
The first step is a detailed assessment and sleep review. A programme is then tailor-made to address your individual needs and unique circumstances.
The next step is therapy. A personal sleep plan is created, based on information collated during the initial sleep review. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) programme is delivered entirely online.
Throughout the process, participants will have unlimited access to a range of sleep resources. This includes a downloadable sleep guide.
There is also a secure messaging service to a support team comprised of sleep coaches, therapists and experts, and overseen by a clinician.
Please note that the Sleepstation programme is not suitable for under 18s or those with the following conditions or disorders:
- Epilepsy, bipolar disorder, mania, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
- Very severe untreated generalised anxiety (this should be addressed first).
- History of psychosis/psychotic episodes, seizures or PTSD.
Nick & Lucie's story
When challenges in their lives and ministry began to disturb their sleep patterns, husband and wife, Nick and Lucie gave Sleepstation a go, and were delighted with the results.
Lucie: "The first week, you tell the app when you’re going to bed and how you feel in the morning. In the second week, your sleep is restricted, which was tough. That resets your sleep and then you get to start going to bed earlier."
Nick: "There’s a clear guide to help and videos that give you information on how you can make better decisions about your sleep. It gave us the framework to reorder our patterns and take away the stress. I certainly sleep better now than I have for a long, long time."