Dr. Faith Orchard, University of Sussex, explains the relationship between sleep, and anxiety and depression. Having an understanding of sleep disorders and the relationship with mental health, together with the latest research, and advice is critical to be able to help improve sleep hygiene.
This lecture was recorded on 11 February 2021 at the online event by the West Midlands Branch ‘Sleep Matthers’.
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Slides from the talk
Faith Orchard has recently moved to the University of Sussex following a position based at the Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Clinic at the University of Reading. Faith’s research interests span the causal and maintaining mechanisms in child and adolescent mental health, and subsequent implications for intervention. As part of this work, Faith is interested in the role of sleep disturbance in the development of depression, and is conducting research examining the effectiveness of brief CBT-I on symptoms of sleep, mood, and anxiety in community and clinical samples of young people.