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Council to host sleep workshop as part of Age Friendly programme

09 March 2022
As part of Derry City and Strabane District Council's Age Friendly programme, Sleep Charity will deliver an online workshop on Thursday 24th March focused on ways to look after and improve your sleep cycle.
The workshop will take place via Zoom at 11am and is part of a series taking place during March covering a wide range of topics for people aged 50 or over, co-ordinated by Council and supported by the Public Health Agency.
Leading sleep expert Dr Gabriella Romano will speak with participants during the seminar about topics such as the science of sleep, common issues, the impact of sleep deprivation, myths around sleep, and practical strategies to help improve sleep.
Dr Romano is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with a passion for sleep science and how it relates to mental health and wellbeing.
As a practitioner, she has worked in community and specialist NHS departments and her specialist placements include adult chronic pain, dementia and adult sleep disorders, paediatric and adolescent psychological medicine.
As a researcher, she has contributed to projects interested in paediatric and adolescent chronic illness, perinatal mental health, birth trauma, youth justice, preventative health strategy, primary care practice and digital health interventions. 
The workshop is free to attend and will assist participants in recognising the importance of sleep, particularly as we age, and the impact that not getting enough sleep can have on your overall health and well-being as well as useful tips and a Question and Answer session.
The 'Leading sleep expert here to help you Look after your sleep' workshop will take place via Zoom on Thursday 24th March at 11am. Places are free but are limited, therefore, to register please contact Age Friendly Co-ordinator on 028 7125 3253 or email [email protected]