We avoid sleep with bright lights and coffee. We consider sleep an annoyance, an inconvenience and a disruption to productivity. However, sleep is crucial for us because during sleep our bodies and brains recover from the busy-ness of daily activities. It is during sleep that our bodies grow and repair, this is the time when our immune system is activated and can fight infections or illness, prepare and regenerate our bodies and brains. Sleep is not just important for our bodies, but also our brains and emotions. This is true across the lifespan, but is particularly critical for young people’s healthy development. What can you do if you or the young people you know are struggling to sleep and are feeling frustrated and over-tired? This workshop explores the importance of sleep and looks at some basic sleep hygiene and sleep difficulty interventions. Presented by Psychologist Simi Desor, and supported by a Collaborative Trust Youth Tutor, this workshop is a must for anyone working with Young People.