Award-winning The Sleep Charity is delighted to announce its newly formed expert advisory board as part of its mission to empower the nation to sleep better.
The voluntary advisory board, named The Sleep Council, will help to shape the future of sleep support nationally and play a vital role around providing advice, challenge and scrutiny on key issues and programmes.
Chairing the advisory board is Professor Heather Elphick, a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, and a trustee of the charity. She is joined by an 18-strong team of professionals who’s expertise spans across sleep, sport science, nutrition, menopause, mental health, sleep research, primary care, public health, sensory processing, CBTi and medical sleep disorders.
Said Vicki Dawson, CEO of The Sleep Charity: “We were impressed by the number and high calibre of applicants for our new advisory board and we are delighted with this team of professionals who are on board with us. It’s always been a priority of the charity to ensure the support and advice we provide is evidence-based and credible.
“As we expand our services and move into new sectors, it was important for us to ensure we were supported by a panel of professionals. Their experience, knowledge and insights will be invaluable as we drive forward with our mission.”
In July, The Sleep Charity acquired The Sleep Council (a not for profit advisory organisation) as part of an ambitious five-year plan and wanted to retain the name for its new advisory board. The two organisations had worked closely together for several years including launching a joint sleep manifesto ‘The Wake Up Call’ in Westminster to call on the government to recognise and act upon the importance of sleep as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle and to call for improvements in the support available.